Indonesian Waste Platform

Not one single organization is responsible for Waste prevention and management, nor can one single organization solve the issues of Waste. This Platform connects stakeholders from all sectors and facilitates cross-sector collaboration on forming a common shared vision, strategy and action plans.

Company details

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

We are a network – promoting and facilitating cross-sector collaborations for solutions on the waste problems in Indonesia.

‘Every individual and organisation has a connection to waste. Waste concerns us all. Waste impacts us all. Not one single organisation is responsible for Waste prevention and management, nor can one single organisation solve the issues of Waste.’


  • All waste is created by human activity – the natural world produces only organic waste
  • 80% of Marine Debris comes from land – 20% is from sea-based sources
  • About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean every year (Jambeck et al., 2015) – it is estimated that 10%
    originates from Indonesia

Some of the aspects of solutions for waste are

  • Knowledge about sources of land-based and marine-based
  • Awareness and education
  • Research and data collection
  • Impact of plastics on environment
  • Micro plastics
  • Leadership and effective strategies
  • Laws and policies
  • Market-based instruments

Stakeholders include

  • Companies
  • Government
  • Universities / researchers
  • NGO’s Indonesian and international
  • Community leaders and religious leaders
  • Fishing communities
  • Media
  • Individuals

Some roles and issues

  • Individuals

    We all generate waste

    Awareness about the impacts of our waste on our environment is low in most countries

  • Companies

    Produce / distribute packing material, can support development of new technologies, alternative packaging andCircular Economy

  • Government

    As institution which undersigned the UN SDG’s to ensure environmental sustainability, to make policies for waste accordingly, to govern and support legislation and law enforcement, to support market-based instruments

  • Universities, schools and researchers

    Support research into all aspects of waste, impact of micro plastics on environment and health (micro plastics have

    entered our food chain – via fish and possibly also via sea salt and water / impact on human health) – To support

    development of new technologies for alternative packaging and development of Circular

    Economy – To share research
    results to stakeholder platform

  • Education agencies

    Governmental – inclusion of environmental education in the national curriculum, support Teacher Training and raising public awareness about waste

  • Local NGO, Community leaders, Religious leaders, including fishing communities

    To support environmental education and raising public awareness regarding waste and involve in Clean-up activities

  • Media

    TV and radio stations: constant news sharing about waste impact


To reduce the waste problems collective measures need to be taken on land and at sea.
The Honolulu Strategy offers a framework – a tool – to use and to adapt to Indonesian situation (geography, socio and economic situation) – it offers information about all aspects of waste.

Since there are so many players, since many needed actions are cross-sector, since all are responsible for the dramatic impact on our planet and since the problem is so complex we need to come together, join forces, develop a common shared vision and strategy and action plan.