Indonesia has a population of 270 million and is the world’s fourth most populous country. Significant quantities of waste are generated in Indonesia every day, with more than half remaining unmanaged. The National Plastic Action Partnership found that 40 million tonnes of waste a year, including 4 million tonnes of plastic, is leaking into the environment.
In recent years, the Government of Indonesia has shown its commitment to waste management, aiming to achieve a 30 percent reduction in waste arisings and to be properly managing 70 percent of waste by 2025. This will take significant investment and capacity building within the cities, towns, villages and island communities that comprise this vast island nation.