Public Consultation Report: Restricting the Use of Single-Use Plastics in Food and Beverage Delivery Services in DKI Jakarta Province
The problem of single-use plastic waste is that it is still causing serious environmental damage. Micro plastic and even nano-sized plastic particles have been found in the human body. This reinforces the level of urgency of immediately addressing the issue of single-use plastic waste. But unfortunately, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem of single-use plastic waste has increased significantly in Indonesia, especially when it comes to food container waste caused by food ordered online. As a result, the single-use plastic problem now involves not only consumers and food sellers, but also companies that provide online food delivery services.
Given the absence of policies governing ecosystems and reuse practices in the field, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through The Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in Southeast Asia (CAP SEA) program in partnership with the Indonesian Plastic Bag Diet Movement (GIDKP) has held public consultations that invited various stakeholders in the reuse ecosystem, including food sellers, consumer representatives, online food delivery service providers, services for providing reusable and returnable containers, and representatives of the Central and Regional Governments. This public consultation aimed to obtain collective insights and ideas from leading public actors in creating a reusable infrastructure grid in DKI Jakarta Province.
The CAP SEA program is part of GIZ's global project module, The Export Initiative Environmental Protection, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).