Indonesian Waste Platform
Catalysing solutions for waste through national & international collaboration, innovation, and education
Societal change is needed to prevent and reduce the growth in the amount of solid waste entering the sea. Indonesian Waste Platform was founded in 2015 to support this societal change. This national independent network catalyses social change, promotes and facilitates collaboration, making it possible for government, business and civil society to work together rather than in silos to design solutions and deliver against Indonesia’s National Plan of Action on Marine Debris. Indonesian Waste Platform is an association registered in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Our core activities are organized at a local, national, regional and global level :
Indonesian Waste Platform concepts and initiatives
IWP’s team have been delivering education programmes since 2013, having translated, published, and distributed a leading waste textbook for children. Already, we have worked with 180 teachers across Flores and Komodo islands in a “train-the-trainers” model to bring this curriculum to dozens of schools. Our trainers would be glad to assist with other projects across Indonesia, if travel expenses could be covered by the host organisations. We plan a Training of Trainer for 10 regions to take place in Jakarta (November 2018)
We developed the concept of School Waste Banks and combine the educational component to include developing in-school recycling centres: waste banks that reward children with points for collecting recyclables from their community and families, whilst raising money for the school. The two pilot schools continue to run successful waste banks with impact far beyond the school’s direct waste, and we will now scale up this approach as a vital solution for the significant challenge of rural waste.
Riverine Waste is a major source of ocean pollution. So far no other organization has addressed the topic of structural Riverine Waste education . With approval of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research we have translated Plastic Pirates learning materials and planning pilot program to Indonesian High Schools.
Research, communications and publication of Plastic Recycling & Recyclability –
Indonesian recycling sector perspective https://drive.google.com/file/d/11qnX8z0xBb8X_xTCEfiXQuA7V8Elx3vQ/view
Who we are at Indonesian Waste Platform
Indonesian Waste Platform is an Indonesian association registered in Jakarta. Indonesian Waste Platform is coordinated by a team of four:
Nina Van Toulon is the Founder and Director of Indonesian Waste Platform. Nina brings her own experience as a business owner and entrepreneur, and a ten-year track record of network-building and event management in Indonesia’s waste sector.
Marta Muslin is the coordinator for East Nusa Tenggara. Marta has a ten- year track record of Solid Waste Management capacity building, community development and company management.
Fenti Susanti is our stakeholder liason in Jakarta. Fenti brings her academic background in Forestry, Agriculture and Environment from Bogor University.
Muriel Ydo is the coordinator on Bali. Muriel brings her expertise on responsible tourism development and waste management, developed over thirty years of working and living in Indonesia.
Our Advisory Board members:
Indonesian Waste Platform is founding member of International Waste Platform
International Waste Platform was established in March 2018.
During the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego in 2018, different country (marine debris) networks from various parts of the world presented their activities, achievements and challenges. This led to network representatives agreeing to collaborate as members of an International Waste Platform. This platform aims to harmonize objectives, create an overview of global initiatives and actions, share knowledge, join forces and support new country networks to emerge.
International Waste Platform was initiated by network representatives from: Indonesia, Portugal, Australia, Africa (regional), USA, Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan and Ghana. Stakeholders from Philippines, Timor-Leste, Nigeria, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kenya, Russia, Greece, Norway, Japan, and India joined through follow-up communications. A common platform like the International Waste Platform helps to improve approaches of existing and emerging networks in regard to their structure, vision, scope and activities. Members committed themselves to harmonize objectives, to support the implementation of strategies of Ocean Action, Climate Action and UNEP Clean Seas and share best practices, concepts, programs, knowledge and opportunities, including mitigating plastic debris at its source, before it enters the rivers and coasts. Furthermore, the networks have submitted a joint Voluntary Commitment at the United Nations Communities of Ocean Action https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=26660
The members of International Waste Platform support the Sustainable Development Goals and in particular SDG 17 – the establishment of national and international partnerships.
In order to provide an overview on efforts of each national and regional network, a website will be launched by mid-2019. The website will function as a source of information about each connected network, including libraries of available research and learning materials, best practices and information such as connections to available and relevant recycling sectors. Below illustration shows all members who joined the International Waste Platform to date (status: November 2018).
Impactful actions at International Waste Platform
IWP is working with NOAA and Jenna Jambeck to create an Indonesia-specific list to track marine debris, working across the numerous stakeholders who engage in monitoring across the country. We initiated this collaboration to respond to the urgent need for data collection on land-based, riverine and marine-based waste in environment. We radiate this work to other country hubs via the International Waste Platform. The country hubs in Russia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Vietnam and Nigeria list on Marine Debris Tracker. Other country hubs developed their individual tracking App (Australia) or have been submitting their data to other data bases (Portugal). At International Waste Platform we promote synergy in data collection.
3. Fostering connectivity – via Facebook discussion forum, direct contacts and communications via other media.
Annex Links to surveys
PACKAGING MATERIALS IN E-COMMERCE
WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES IN PORTS
RENEWABLE, BIO-BASED, BIODEGRADABLE, COMPOSTABLE AND OXO-DEGRADABLE MATERIALS IN PACKAGING & SINGLE-USE ITEMS
FUNDING NEEDS IN PROPOSALS RELATED TO MARINE POLLUTION SOLUTIONS