Technoplast's Efforts to Carry Out Environmental Conservation Mission
The activity was held by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) of the Republic of Indonesia on 29-30 October 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali.
OOC 2018 is the fifth and first time it has been held in Asia, and Indonesia is the host this year. Next year it will be held in Norway.
OOC 2018 was attended by multi-stakeholders consisting of the government, NGOs / NGOs, the private sector, public figures, and so on. In this case, Technoplast as a private sector will continue to support various government commitments in marine matters resulting from this grand meeting.
Plastic waste is one of the endless problems in developing countries. Various efforts have been made by the government by inviting the private sector to work together to solve the waste problem, where it is undeniable that the private sector also takes part in producing waste.
From the research results of Udayana University, Indonesia is the second largest contributor of plastic waste in the world. The results of research conducted by researchers from Udayana University using the CSIRO theory, that 45 percent of waste is soft plastic, 15 percent of hard plastics and others, wood, foam, clothes and others. The plastic waste category is divided into 3 (three), 40 percent is labeled plastic packaging, 17 percent is straw and 15 percent is plastic plastic.
Responding to this, GM Marcomm Technoplast Dewi Hendrati stated that the Technoplast company, as a non-disposable plasticware producer, is serious in its commitment to protecting the sea from single-use plastic waste.
"We are also campaigning for a program to reduce the use of single-use plastics. How to? You do this by growing the habit of using plastic containers such as drinking bottles and food containers. Even though it looks small it really has an impact. Just imagine, if you want to drink, you have to buy bottled drinking water. More and more single-use plastic waste is circulating and it is not uncommon for the garbage to end up in rivers and empties into the open seas. By using plastic containers regularly, this will have an impact on reducing single-use plastic waste in the sea, "said Dewi.