• 04/02/20 - Stopping Plastic Pollution in Indonesia within a generation | Arthur Neeteson

04/02/20 - Stopping Plastic Pollution in Indonesia within a generation | Arthur Neeteson

Arthur Neeteson, leads SYSTEMIQ’s national-level plastic work in Indonesia. He has set up the National Plastic Action Partnership in Indonesia, an initiative of World Economic Forum for which his team has developed a comprehensive overview of Indonesia’s plastic situation (report to be launched in March) and set up a CEO- / DG-level public-private cooperation platform.

Indonesia is one of the countries that ‘leaks’ most plastic waste into the world’s oceans – a function of its long coastline, high population and the fact that 61% of waste goes uncollected. At the same time, Indonesia is seen as one of the countries where change is happening. The President targets a 70% reduction in ocean plastic leakage by 2025 and dozens of private and non-profit initiatives have sprung up across the archipelago. During this breakfast, Arthur shared unreleased data about the plastic situation in Indonesia today. Drawing on fieldwork that has brought household waste collection to >40,000 people in the last 18 months, and on national policy discussions, Arthur offered suggestions for how to achieve a 70% ocean plastics reduction in 2025, and for how to eliminate plastic pollution within a generation.

We would like to thank Arthur for his insightful presentation.