Following on from the workshop I attended in February 2020 (https://re-pal.com/undp-kingdom-of-denmark-focus-on-indonesia/), I’m further pleased to report that Project STOP’s initiatives in Indonesia progress at a pace. Project STOP is now commissioning its Integrated Waste Processing Site – Tempat Pemrosesan Sampah Terpadu (TPST) at two locations in Pasuruan. This is only a few km from Re>Pal’s factory in the PIER Industrial Estate.
Since its launch in February 2020, Project STOP in Pasuruan is now collecting waste from over 14,000 people so far with more to be added, ensuring that the waste is segregated into plastics, papers and organics; separation of waste is vital to ensuring efficient and cost-effective recycling is possible. So far, Project STOP’s planning estimates for 2022 are that it will collect 12,000 tons of waste (1,600 tons plastic waste) annually.
The organics will be composted. Mike Webster, Chief of Waste Operations at Project STOP commented “we are pleased to be active in East Java and excited with the upcoming launch of the TPSTs in Pasuruan. It is great to know that locally we have advanced recyclers such as Re>Pal that we can potentially partner with on the offtake of the less-in-demand plastics such as film, wrap and bags. We look forward to discussions with Re>Pal as we expand operations.”