How we work

Let’s team up for a more sustainable Indonesia

Green initiative for sustainable waste management

Expanding populations, worldwide, struggle to find solutions to growing waste problems. Indonesia generates over 105,000 tonnes of urban waste every day, with a mere 5% recycled. With many of its landfills near capacity, Indonesia strives to cut its waste output 30% by 2025 and properly treat the remaining 70%. In the Netherlands, sustainable waste management has become a high-volume throughput industry – removing waste quickly, efficiently, hygienically, regularly and cheaply. The Netherlands recycles 80% of its waste, incinerating 17% with energy recovery, leaving only 3% as landfilled. To undertake such large endeavours as efficient waste management, collaboration with all stakeholders is imperative. The Dutch NL Ecoparks cluster is eager to partner with Indonesia to help achieve its goal of a sustainable solid waste management system.

An integrated approach towards solid waste management

The NL-Indonesia Ecopark partnership offers a holistic solution to waste management, placing human-centred design and sustainability at the core of its operational models. The issue of proper waste management is not just a government task. The NL Ecoparks cluster addresses the role of households, their attitudes, their waste handling practices and their interactions with other actors in the waste system. This includes optimized waste collection and logistics, a wide range of reuse and recycling options, high efficiency Waste-to-Energy technology and sustainable landfill strategies. The cluster offers this as a concentrated Ecopark or in a more widespread set-up. Existing systems can be given a boost as well. Any missing technology can be readily supplied by partner firms. The cluster partners are the frontrunners of the entire Dutch waste and circular economy sector.

Let’s partner for sustainability

The NL-Indonesia Ecopark partnership provides large scale, proven technologies that deliver a real and measurable impact – social and environmental – to solve Indonesia’s waste challenges. This is what the NL Ecoparks cluster has on offer. What can be done locally should be done locally. This is why the NL-Indonesia Ecopark partnership extends a hand and says: let’s team up for a more sustainable Indonesia.

An Integrated Approach