Holland Circular Hotspot

Dutch companies seize opportunities in Indonesia with regard to waste and the circular economy

On Tuesday, October 1, Afvalzorg, AWECT, Hofstetter, HYVA, De Afvalspiegel / Leapfrog and Trisoplast / Multriwell signed the covenant “Waste and Circular Economy Business Indonesia-Netherlands” (WasteBIN) with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

The problems with waste are going beyond Indonesia. Landfills are filling up and the country is the largest source of plastic in the sea after China. The Indonesian government intends to reduce the amount of waste by 30% by 2025 and to recycle the rest.

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Result Indonesia mission 2018 and follow-up

In October 2018, Holland Circular Hotspot participated with a business delegation in the European Union’s circular economy mission to Indonesia. A group of six Dutch companies and the Open University have since decided to seize the opportunities through a Partners for International Business program.

On Tuesday, October 1, Afvalzorg, AWECT, Hofstetter, HYVA, De Afvalspiegel / Leapfrog and Trisoplast / Multriwell signed the covenant “Waste and Circular Economy Business Indonesia-Netherlands” (WasteBIN) with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. HCH ambassador Bert Keesman from MetaSus will coordinate the program.

Over the next two years, the cluster will position itself through outgoing missions, incoming visits from high-profile figures from the waste and circular economy world in Indonesia, seminars and other activities. A liaison is appointed in Indonesia to look after the interests of cluster companies and the Open University.

From 11 to 15 November the cluster will be in Jakarta to participate in the “Circular Economy Forum” and in Surabaya for a Dutch Roadshow. Companies that are not members of the PIB can also join this mission. You can register via Bert Keesman of MetaSus (www.metasus.nl).