INAPLAS Asks Government to Abolish Plastic Tax Imposing Plan and Support Plastic Industry

By : Hariyanto And Aldi Firhand. A | Tuesday, March 27 2018 - 23:42 IWST

Illustration of plastic bag
Illustration of plastic bag

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Vice Chairman of Indonesian Plastics Industry Association (INAPLAS), Suhat Miyarso said the government targets Rp 500 billion in plastic bag revenue, which is considered very small compared to the negative impact. Besides, used plastic shopping bags can be handled so that it will not pollute the environment.

"For that reason, the Association of Petroleum Industry of Olefin, Aromatics and Plastics (Inaplas) requested the government to plan the imposition of excise dumps of Plastic bags can be abolished and replaced by providing support to plastics industry so as to provide value added tax (VAT) and income tax (PPH) which is greater than the receipt of plastic bags, "said Suhat through an official statement received INDUSTRY.co.id, Wednesday (27/3/2018).

Suhat conveyed, INAPLAS asked the government together with plastic industry players and self-help organizations to start a comprehensive waste management program.

"We request that the government provide support and initial facilities for the growth of an independent and profitable waste processing industry," said Suhat.

He added that it needs assistance for socialization of the program, clean living culture education to the community, the aid of simple tools and machinery for garbage processing, in order to grow the garbage processing industry in the villages or in residential areas.

"To the entrepreneurs who are members of Inaplas, we ask to make a pilot of Masaro Project in their respective working areas so that it can be followed by local BUMDES to establish waste processing industry," he added.

"We appeal to all stakeholders including government, employers and the House of Representatives to join together to create a clean, healthy and waste-free environment," he continued.

Excise Plastic baggage, according to Suhat, is not a solution to realize the goal, but it will make the burden that must be borne by the people who lead to loss for the development of Indonesia.

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