Amid lawsuit files by Indonesia Plastic Recycling Association, or ADUPI, to Supreme Court to challenge single-use plastic ban arguing the policy against Law on Waste Management, law experts call it as baseless legal action.
On a latest research, Indonesian Institute for Sciences reveals nata de coco, fermented coconut water, is potential as alternative substance of polymer on plastics.
Ministry of Environment and Forestry will standardized plastic shopping bags and degradable bioplastics amid the demands to improve the national standards in accordance to latest issue and technology of plastic waste.
Indonesian retailers association reinstates paid plastic bag program for its members starting 1 March 2019, in spite of government currently drafting the ministerial decree for the policy.
Leaders of two major Islamic groups, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, in Indonesia declare commitment to reduce plastic bag to encourage mass movement.