Indonesia – Indonesian Waste Platform

Indonesian Waste Platform network has been built since 2010, was established in October 2015 as a non-for-profit organisation supporting advancing and accelerating solutions on the global climate & waste crisis within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. Solving the waste problems in Indonesia is complex and the responsibility of all individuals and institutions. A collective approach, stakeholder engagement, continuous communication and agenda synergy are needed to achieve the goal of reducing 70% of Marine Plastic Waste in Indonesia by 2040.  

In 2015 IWP filled the existing gap on connecting stakeholders from all sectors and bridging top-down strategies to bottom-up by opening a neutral communication platform in an open Facebook forum. Stakeholders are invited to join this meeting point to share updates about their efforts, scientific reports, strengthen their own networks and peer-to-peer capacity building. IWP promotes co-ownership and Collective Impact Approach. Indonesian Waste Platform is co-founding member of the International Waste Platform (2018)

Our scope of work

Solid waste management in rural and remote regions

Reduction of single-use plastics and collection We are specialised in establishing waste and litter collection systems in rural and remote regions, in collaboration with communities which do not have such services in place. Our work includes reduction of single-use plastics and advancing refilling and reusables systems and increasing recycling rates. We operate a sorting center in Labuan Bajo, where we sort, compress and bale recyclables. We collaborate closely with recyclers on Java, who process our collected materials. We work with fishermen on reduction of single-use plastic in subsistence fisheries

Reduction of the negative impact of waste and litter on health and the climate We raise awareness about Waste & vector-borne diseases  and the open burning of waste 

We educate

We have a long trackrecord of organising inclusive capacity building events. Overview 2012 – 2022 conferences | workshops | seminars | training. We advance waste and climate literacy. We disseminate campaigns to reduce your plastic footprint and we advance citizen science. We host students and researchers from Indonesia and abroad who like to learn from our expertise.

Promoting & facilitating collaboration

Since 2010 we have built a national and international network to advance collaboration. We bridge top-down strategies to bottom-up approach. We have an extensive network of stakeholders across Indonesia stakeholder mapping


Nina van Toulon Marta (Ica) Muslin

Website and social network Facebook forum IG indonesian.waste.platform

Participating stakeholders

communities | grass-root organisations | educators | academia | universities & student groups | local champions | governmental organisations | Indonesian recycling sector | brand-owners | Indonesian Packaging Federation | international organisations

Participants outreach

direct communications via our discussion forum | double-sharing to other forums | WhatsApp groups | virtual meetings and webinars

Endorsed by

Collaborative network participant at

International Waste Platform  |  Global Partnership on Marine Litter |  Global Tourism Plastics Initiative | PREVENT Waste Alliance | Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership | Network partners for progress

Communication of Engagement

 🌿 Bersama Kita Bersihkan Tanah Air 🌿 Together We Clean The Nation 🌿

Download  Gambaran umum IWP tahun 2021 – IWP overview 2021
Report in Bahasa Indonesia Report in English