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All good things come in threes: ‘Rethinking Plastics’ was after 2019 and 2020 once again a strategic partner of the Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF). ICEF 4 took place from 21 to 23 July with the theme: “Towards smart & sustainable cities through circular economy: building resilience during covid-19 recovery”.

More than 4,000 participants joined the three days of discussing Circular Economy solutions for Indonesia. ‘Rethinking Plastics’ co-organised two thematic sessions in collaboration with national partners: It kicked of with a session on Circular Cities and Eco-Tourism, focussing on Waste Management on 21 July 2021 in collaboration with the Bandung Institute of Technology, Environmental Engineering Alumni (IATL-ITB), presenting speakers from various backgrounds. The session can be rewatched here

The second session on 22 July covered ‘Advancing EPR for Packaging’ in collaboration with the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), the Indonesia Packaging Recovery Organisation (IPRO) and the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs. In both sessions, some of the pilot projects from Indonesia under ‘Rethinking Plastics’ shared their experiences so far. Other speakers included representatives from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), PRAISE, the Indonesian Plastics Recycling Association ADUPI, the World Bank, the Danish Protection Agency, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Vietnam. 

The ‘Advancing EPR’ session can be rewatched here

More information on the ICEF 4 can be found here and here