Very Nice: Indonesian Government to Push Private Firms Into Using More Biodegradeable Plastics

Sudirman, assistant deputy for waste management at the Ministry of Environment, said the 2008 waste management law required private firms to take steps to reduce waste under the extended producers responsibility scheme. “We are still setting up the governmental regulation for this EPR. However, for private companies, especially those in upstream industries, three percent of their plastic packaging should be using environmentally-friendly elements,” Sudirman said on Saturday, two days before National Waste Care Day. “[Three percent] is just an initial target to change plastic packaging to be more environmentally friendly,” he said. “It needs to be done immediately and there are a lot of technologies that they can use, or expand on the ‘3R’ concepts [reduce, reuse, and recycle],” he said. Sudirman said there were plastics on the market that could degrade in three years, as o...

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