Hendrati, GM Marcomm Technoplast.
Technoplast Supports Commitment to Protect the Ocean from Single-Use Plastic Waste
Technoplast, a plasticware manufacturer from Indonesia, has proven its commitment to environmental conservation by continuing to produce household appliances made from non-single-use plastic. This support was also directly proven by Technoplast's participation in providing thousands of drinking bottles (tumblers) at the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) 2018 event organized by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) of the Republic of Indonesia on 29-30 October 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali which followed by multi-stakeholders consisting of government, NGOs / NGOs, the private sector, and public figures.
Dewi Hendrati, GM Marcomm Technoplast, said that Technoplast, as a non-disposable plasticware producer, is serious about its commitment to protect the sea from single-use plastic waste. "We are also campaigning for a program to reduce the use of single-use plastics. How to? You do this by growing the habit of using plastic containers such as drinking bottles and food containers. Even though it looks small it really has an impact. Just imagine, if you want to drink, you have to buy bottled drinking water. More and more single-use plastic waste is circulating and it is not uncommon for the garbage to end up in rivers and empties into the open seas. By using plastic containers regularly, this will have an impact on reducing single-use plastic waste in the sea. "
According to Dewi, plastic waste is one of the endless problems in developing countries. Various efforts have been made by the government by inviting the private sector to work together to solve the waste problem, where it is undeniable that the private sector also takes part in producing waste.
Indonesia is the second largest contributor to plastic waste in the world after China. The plastic waste produced by Indonesia is 187.2 million tons. This is also supported by the facts obtained from the results of research by Udayana University using the CSIRO theory, that 45% of waste is soft plastic, 15% of hard plastics and others, wood, foam, clothes and others. The plastic waste category is divided into 3 (three), 40% is labeled plastic packaging, 17% is straw and 15% is plastic plastic.
The Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, while leading the Journalist Briefing of Our Ocean Our Conference (OOC) 2018 at the Office of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), said Dewi, “We don't want this conference to be just talking-talking only. By the way but no concrete action. Where is the delivery? The 5th Our Ocean Conference is really tracking delivery. You used to commit one million hectares, for example. Indonesia wants to reach 20 million hectares by 2020. We have promised to conserve our oceans ".
Dewi further emphasized that Tecnoplast will continue to aggressively campaign not to use single-use bottles, but drink tumblers that can be used for up to 3 years, while showing examples of tumblers distributed to OOC participants.
In collaboration with five national parks, next year Tecnoplast will facilitate the provision of tumblers that can be rented or purchased for visitors to minimize single-use plastic bottle waste.