A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil (The Jakarta Post)
Mon, December 27 2021
Indonesia is starting to reap more economic benefits as it implements circular economy principles, although the country still has a lot of room to improve its waste collection and management, a ministry official has said.
A circular economy is generally understood as a production and consumption model that aims to extend the life cycle of any product through reusing and recycling, with the primary objective to reduce waste to a minimum.
Data compiled by the Environment and Forestry Ministry revealed that in 2019-2020, more than 420,000 tons of plastic waste were collected from waste banks, temporary disposal sites (TPS) and plastic waste collected by scavengers, among other means. Recycling this plastic waste had generated more than Rp 1 trillion (US$70.53 million) of revenue, according to the data.
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