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Indonesia’s Challenge


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Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year – a figure that is growing by 5% annually.


Without bold and decisive interventions, the flow of plastic waste into Indonesia's oceans is projected to increase by 30% to around 800,000 tonnes by 2025.

The Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP)


Member organizations in Indonesia collaborating through the NPAP platform


Official launch of the Indonesia NPAP


Official launch of the Indonesia NPAP

Indonesia is home to the world’s largest archipelago – more than 17,000 islands, 81,000 kilometres of coastlines and a rich abundance of biodiverse marine ecosystems. At the same time, the country is grappling with a serious environmental challenge: seventy percent of its plastic waste, an estimated 4.8 million tons per year, is considered mismanaged in ways such as being openly burned, irresponsibly dumped, or left to leak into oceans and waterways.

In March 2019, Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Indonesia's Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, joined forces with the Global Plastic Action Partnership to launch the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP).

With more than 150 member organizations, the Indonesia NPAP is the country's leading platform for public-private collaboration, working closely with leading changemakers from all sectors to forge a collective path towards a plastic pollution-free Indonesia.

For more information about the Indonesia NPAP, please contact the secretariat at

National Targets


The NPAP works in alignment with Indonesia's National Action Plan on Marine Debris, the Indonesian National Waste Management Policy and Strategy (Jakstranas), and other efforts to achieve a 70% reduction in the country's marine plastic leakage by 2025.


By implementing the NPAP Multistakeholder Action Plan, Indonesia is expected to prevent 16 million tons of plastic waste from entering the ocean by 2040.


The system change interventions recommended by the NPAP are expected to boost economic growth and livelihoods in Indonesia, creating more than 150,000 direct jobs.

The Strategy


Released in April 2020, Radically Reducing Plastic Pollution in Indonesia: A Multistakeholder Action Plan presents five key interventions that are needed for Indonesia to deliver on its goal of reducing marine plastic leakage by 70% by 2025, as well as achieving near-zero plastic pollution by 2040 through transitioning to a circular economy for plastics.


  • Reduce or substitute avoidable plastic usage to prevent the consumption of more than one million tons of plastics per year;
  • Redesign plastic products and packaging with reuse or recycling in mind;
  • Double plastic waste collection to more than 80% by 2025;
  • Double current recycling capacity by 2025; and
  • Build or expand controlled waste disposal facilities to safely manage non-recyclable plastic waste.

Action Plan

The Indonesia Multistakeholder Action Plan compares two outcomes: 'business as usual' versus a Systemic Change Scenario that radically transforms plastic pollution and waste management in Indonesia.

The Indonesia NPAP serves as an inclusive and impartial platform for collaboration, bringing together more than 150 member organizations across national and local government, the business and investment community, and civil society. The NPAP is chaired by Sri Indrastuti Hadiputranto, CEO of the United in Diversity Foundation.

Steering Board Members

  • Government: Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment; Ministry of Environment and Forestry; Ministry of National Planning; Ministry of Industry
  • Business: Chandra Asri; Circulate Capital; SecondMuse; Coca-Cola Amatil; Dow Indonesia; GITI Group; Indofood; Indorama; MAP Group; Nestlé Indonesia
  • NGOs/IGOs: World Bank Group; Asian Development Bank; Nahdlatul Ulama; GAIA/AZWI
  • Diplomatic Missions: Embassy of Canada; Embassy of Japan; Embassy of the United Kingdom

The NPAP works to support the scaling up of high-potential solutions through connecting innovators and entrepreneurs with social impact investors. We are currently preparing to release an Investment Roadmap to complement the Multistakeholder Action Plan.

Spotlight on Action

Meet the changemakers working on the frontlines of Indonesia's movement to combat plastic pollution.