Reuse Study Tour

January 8, 2024 - January 12, 2024

In February 2022, the fifth session of The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) produced a historic resolution in the form of an idea for the development of a binding international legal instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. The legal instrument will be based on a comprehensive approach that addresses the full life cycle of plastic and is expected to be agreed upon by the end of 2024. This instrument is more commonly known as the “Global Plastic Treaty”.

Similarly, in the national context, the Minister of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia has already issued Ministerial Regulation No. P.75/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/10/2019 regarding the Roadmap for Waste Reduction by Producers. Targeted to be effective from January 1, 2030, the use of single-use plastics (SUP) is prohibited, and producers are encouraged to actively participate in reducing waste from their product packaging. This regulation covers various forms of single-use plastic reduction directed at the manufacturing level up to the retail level. One of the efforts encouraged to reduce waste generation is through reuse.

To support this ambition, Dietplastik Indonesia launched Jakarta Reuse Movement in 2022 that aims to showcase how a reuse system can contribute as a solution to reduce single use plastic. Having collaboration with Zero Waste Living Lab by Enviu, Dietplastik Indonesia conducted baseline research for SUP consumption in households, multi stakeholder discussions, and provided campaign materials to influence the public supporting the reuse movement. With the spirit of #ReuseRevolution, Dietplastik Indonesia recently implementing #ReuseProtocol in music festival in Bali to trial reuse system in public events and preparing the reuse roadmap for Indonesia in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

To share the experiences and transfer the knowledge in order to create bigger impacts through advocacy and implementation of reuse system in South East Asia, Dietplastik Indonesia and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific will hold Reuse Tour in Indonesia, in a form of gathering with the governments, academics, businesses, civil society groups, and the mass media.