No Plastic Waste03 Nov 2022

Road to G20: Delterra, Minderoo Foundation and WWF Indonesia announce pledge to scale towards a more circular southern Bali

Environmental nonprofit calls for partnerships and aggressive action to tackle the climate and waste crisis, aspiring to bring recycling and waste management services to 2.5 million people.

Plastic sorted and other waste sorted ready for waste treatment.
Plastic sorted and ready to ship to companys specialising in waste treatment. Photo Credit: IciakPhotos via Envato.

Today, as part of the Road to G20 events under the Indonesian presidency, Delterra, Minderoo Foundation and WWF Indonesia announced an ambitious pledge to tackle waste in Southern Bali. Understanding that tackling the climate crisis cannot be done without tackling the waste crisis, this program aspires to bring recycling and waste management services to 2.5 million people, starting with 600k people in the Badung regency over the next three years. The consortium, through Delterra, has already set things in motion by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Regency of Badung.

Creating a circular economy in Bali will have positive local and global environmental impacts, with ripple effects that benefit health, livelihoods, and the economy.

This announcement comes during the Road to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Bali, at a time when the spotlight on creating a better and more sustainable future is brighter than ever. In the capacity of Knowledge Partner at today’s Beating Plastic Pollution from Source to Sea, Delterra is supporting the Government of Indonesia’s ambitions to stop waste and plastic pollution.

With this pledge, Delterra and its consortium of partners are committing to aggressive action that will transform the entire system of waste management and recycling. This multistakeholder coalition believes that real and lasting change is possible by creating new markets that bring together the supply of recycled materials with demand from corporates buyers.

Our integrated waste management approach builds on Delterra’s Rethinking Recycling program, which helps cities and communities build recycling ecosystems and put more waste back into productive use while improving jobs and quality of life. It encompasses transformative and collaborative action across four key stakeholder groups: households and businesses, collectors and sorters, aggregators and transporters and processors and buyers.

Delterra continues to seek organizations who share the vision to advance a circular economy and support a world where human activities protect and restore a healthy planet. Interested parties are invited to connect with Delterra during the G20 side events in Bali or online to join forces for real change, at scale.

Dr Ir Nani Hendiarti, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Environment and Forestry Management, Coordinating Ministry for Investment and Marine Affairs said, “The Indonesian government is committed to increase the effectiveness of our waste management, so that we can reduce the waste leakage into the sea by 70% in 2025. This policy will also contribute to achieve the net zero emission target by 2060 or even sooner. Collaboration is a key pillar to achieve this goal and I support the collaborative efforts between Bali government and Delterra in transforming the waste management, starting with Badung, and expanding towards a circular Indonesia”

“Solving the challenges facing our planet and its people requires a systemic and scalable approach and that is what Delterra specializes in”, said Shannon Bouton, President & CEO of Delterra. “Impactful partnerships are critical to orchestrating this transformation and we are thrilled to welcome Minderoo Foundation and WWF Indonesia as consortium partners, effectively joining forces for this ambitious scaling solution”.

Tony Worby, Director of Planet Portfolio & Flourishing Oceans at Minderoo Foundation, said “Minderoo Foundation invests in and incubates solutions that prevent plastic leakage from entering the environment and our bodies. Our vision is a world of no plastic waste, made possible by a thriving circular plastics economy, where safety is a priority in how plastics are produced, used, and responsibly recycled. This is why we are delighted to be working with Delterra, who have already demonstrated the impacts of their approach for an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable community-owned system”.

Aditya Bayunanda, CEO WWF Indonesia, said “Plastic doesn’t belong in nature. But keeping it out of our ecosystems and within a circular economy is a complex challenge, that requires a holistic approach to managing all types of waste. WWF’s No Plastic in Nature supports work across the life cycle of plastic to increase the reuse and reduction of plastic already in circulation and eliminate leakage of plastic into nature, through integrated waste management systems. WWF Indonesia is working with cities for its Plastic Smart City project, and other stakeholders for Plastic Free Ocean Networks. We look forward to our fruitful partnership with Delterra in Denpasar and we are excited to expand our work and impact together”.

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Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.

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