Minister of Industry Encourages Environmentally Friendly Industry to Increase Production

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Monday, June 25 2018 - 21:47 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto with Director General of KPAII I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto with Director General of KPAII I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto asserted, it is committed to encouraging the growth of sustainable and environmentally friendly industries, one of them through biodegradable plastic producers to increase production.

This effort is expected to contribute significantly to the preservation of the environment.

"If you can, within two years, the product will be 10 times more, so not only replace for shopping bag but also packaging as a whole, and not only in modern market but also traditional," said Minister in Jakarta (24/6 / 2018).

To that end, the minister spurred the increase of biodegradable plastic production up to five percent of the current national capacity of 200 thousand tons per year to replace conventional plastic that is not environmentally friendly.

"Meanwhile, plastic consumption in Indonesia reaches five million tons per year, and only 50 percent can be met from the domestic industry," he said.

Moreover, the Indonesian Government is actively promoting the concept of a circular economy with a principle known as 5R. This principle, among others, is done through reducing or reducing the use of raw materials from nature.

In addition, through the principle of reuse or optimization of the use of reusable materials, recycle (recycle), recovery (recovery), and repair (repair).

"Through these principles the extraction of raw materials from nature is much more effective and efficient, and waste can also be reduced," said Minister.

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