Pak Ahmed Sigit of Department of Trade and Industrieswas kind enough to hear the Re>Pal story and how we do help boost the Indonesia 4.0 storyfor added value processing within the country. The expression ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ is very apt as we view plastic waste not as trash but as our raw material. It is important for us to be able to have flexibility of sourcing. As you would know there has been an import ban into Indonesia for all waste plastic for new license applicants. Given all of the issues on import of waste, which is in the news across most Asian countries, it’s important to be able to distinguish factory waste (clean, non-toxic, non-hazardous) from mixed residential organic and mixed plastic waste. We are looking at how we might be able to add value to post-factory waste, and avoid the plastic going to landfill in any country, as well as diversifying sources within Indonesia including accessing waste directly from large MNC’s and waste banks/ landfills where possible.