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Waste management

Waste policy and planning

Waste prevention

Driving a circular economy transition and strengthening waste management in Indonesia

1. December 2022
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Challenge

A growing population and growing economy results in an increasing waste production, and puts an immense pressure on the environment and natural resources. Indonesia produces more than 64 million tons of waste annually, and only 45-50% of Indonesia’s urban solid waste is currently collected. It is estimated that Indonesia emits over a million tons of plastic annually to the seas around the 17,000 Indonesian islands.

Solution

To enhance capacity in Indonesia in waste management, especially with focus on city level waste management planning, producer responsibility and circular economy, waste data collection and financing of the waste management sector through strengthened institutional capacity.

Result

  • Strengthened institutional and individual capacity at Ministry of Environment and Forestry and related bodies relevant to the national circular economy and waste management agenda.
  • Strengthened national framework for implementing the National Waste Strategy in Indonesia.
  • Improved capacity and knowledge of local provincial and municipal authorities to plan, monitor and implement waste management services through better finance of waste management services.
  • Improved capacity of Ministry of Environment and Forestry for engaging in regional activities within Circular Economy and Waste Management with other ASEAN countries.