On May 10, United Nations for Environment or UNEP in Geneva, Switzerland, agreed on the amendment of Basel Convention to request plastic waste exporter to have consents from recipient countries.
Responding to lawsuits from plastic and recycling plastic industries, Bogor and DKI Jakarta administrations will continue to process and implement policies to reduce single-use plastic volume as stipulates by Waste Management Law.
ADUPI files a lawsuit against Bali provincial administration on its plastic waste policy because the Association is concerned about plastics supply for recycling will be reduced and provincial government is considered inconsistent in implementing the 2008 Law on Waste Management.
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo announces a competition to recycle campaign props to valuable goods on his social media account which worth a total of Rp20 million (US$1,421).
Amid ongoing efforts to tackle waste issue, Indonesia still potentially becoming world’s largest dumpster after China refused to collect wastes from other countries.
Marking the 2019 National Waste Care Day, Ministry of Environment and Forestry or KLHK set up clean-up events in 74 locations of national parks and conservation areas in the country on 4 March 2019.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, announced government’s focus on plastic waste management at the 2019 National Waste Care Day by setting up concrete policies and regulations.
Ministry of Marine and Fisheries allocates two and a half billion rupiah on plastic waste management facilities, as part of Love Ocean Movement or Gita Laut, a program initiated by Spatial Planning directorate general to preserve oceans.
Ecological Observation and Wetlands Conservation (Ecoton) revealed plastic waste found inside of fishes in Brantas river of East Java.
Government is setting up programs, regulations, and national action plans to reduce plastic waste in Indonesia.
Based on People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (KIARA) data, 1.29 million tons of waste dumped into the rivers and ended up in the oceans in May 2018. Out of that number, 13,000 plastic waste per square kilometer.
Leaders of two major Islamic groups, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, in Indonesia declare commitment to reduce plastic bag to encourage mass movement.
Director General of Waste and Toxic Waste Management said that Indonesia is ready to lead Southeast Asia’s marine waste and micro plastic action plan with priorities programs implemented in the country.