About Let's Do Recycling Program

Together We Make Indonesia Greener

The Let's Do Recycling! Program (the Program) was launched in 2019 with an initial aim of advocating the use, and the recycling of polystyrene (PS), an infinitely recyclable, safe and sustainable food packaging material through an alliance of manufacturers, restaurants, consumers, waste collection and recycling associations, and other stakeholders in various communities in Indonesia, helping to reduce plastic waste. This is realized by collaborating with the authorities, other partner organizers, supporting organizations and stakeholders to achieve the best we can on a circular economy.

Plastics have helped improve living standards, hygiene and nutrition around the world, especially in developing countries. But used plastics have become a global environmental challenge. Research has identified the most significant sources of unmanaged plastic waste, and key aspects of the solution. Replacing plastics in packaging and consumer products with alternative materials could raise environmental costs nearly fourfold.

Today the Program encompasses two main initiatives: Sustainable PS Packaging Program and PS Waste Management Program. Collection centers are locations where valuable PS wastes are collected and processed for onward recycling, giving PS waste a second life.

The recent epidemic has resulted in the reemergence for an unprecedented awareness in the importance of single-use plastics, such as PS food packaging, which has proven to be one of the most hygienic options.

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How do Stakeholders Participate?

How do stakeholders participate in managing plastic waste? Click on one of the followings and learn more:

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Authorities/ Community

Authorities / Community Leaders / Management Companies



Indonesia is announcing a plan to tackle plastic pollution.

Contact Trinseo for PS recycling technology

As leaders of the authorities / community / management companies, making the community a better place to live and work is of prime importance. This can be partially achieved by taking the lead in planning and executing a proper waste disposal system. You are also keen to make sure plastic waste will not build up to become an environmental problem. The following checklist helps evaluate why infinitely recyclable polystyrene (PS, also known as Styrofoam) packaging is among the best alternatives:
  • infinitely recyclable and sustainable
  • lightweight, easy to handle, minimize carbon footprint
  • sturdy and strong containers both for food and for protecting home appliances / consumer electronics in their packaging
  • economical when compared to other alternatives (when this happens, consumers do not have to pay more for expensive packaging that does not perform)
  • safe as food packaging according to U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact since 1958
  • keeps hot foods hot, cold foods cold and fresh foods fresh, contributing to food hygiene and safety


Click here to learn more about PS food packaging. Take the lead in the sustainability journey in your community. Support the use of recyclable and sustainable food packaging. Support clean recycling of your used food packaging and also other PS packaging materials that come with the carton containing your home appliances or consumer electronics.

Consumers



Every consumer wants to make sure that the food delivered or taken away to your family comes in food-safe containers, and in great taste comparable to when the food is consumed dining in. Consumers are also keen to make sure plastic waste will not build up to become an environmental problem.

Send your slightly rinsed plastic waste to waste collection centers

The following checklist helps consumers evaluate why polystyrene (PS, also known as Styrofoam) food packaging is among the best alternatives:

  • safe according to U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact since 1958
  • keeps hot foods hot, cold foods cold and fresh foods fresh, contributing to food safety
  • lightweight, easy to handle, minimize carbon footprint
  • sturdy and strong food containers avoid messy cleanup required
  • economical when compared to other alternatives (when this happens, consumers do not have to pay more for expensive food packaging that does not perform)
  • recyclable and sustainable


Click here to learn more about PS food packaging. Do your part in the sustainability journey in your community. Support the use of recyclable and sustainable food packaging. Support clean recycling of your used food packaging and also other PS packaging materials that come with the carton containing your home appliances or consumer electronics.

Restaurant



Purchase recyclable PS food containers from the program
Communicate with your customers on the safety, hygiene and recyclability of the PS food containers
Choosing a safe, economical, truly recyclable and sustainable food packaging for customers is very important to restaurants. The following checklist helps restaurants evaluate why polystyrene (PS, also known as Styrofoam) food packaging is among the best alternatives:

  • safe according to U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact since 1958
  • keeps hot foods hot, cold foods cold and fresh foods fresh, best insulating property; contributing to food safety
  • lightweight, easy to handle, minimize transportation cost and carbon footprint
  • sturdy and strong food containers prolong shelf life, reduce food waste by protecting and preserving food
  • economical when compared to other alternatives
  • recyclable and sustainable


Click here to learn more about PS food packaging. Do your part in the sustainability journey in your community. Use only recyclable and sustainable food packaging.

Waste Collectors



Collect plastic waste and do sorting of valuable PS waste in exchange for money

You work hard to help Indonesia stay clean and green. Now you can help more by sorting out and recycling polystyrene (PS, also known as Styrofoam). They are valuable resources that can help make sure plastic waste will not build up to become an environmental problem. They are also valuable because they can be exchanged for money. The following checklist helps you understand why PS packaging is among the best alternatives:

  • lightweight, easy to handle, minimize carbon footprint
  • infinitely recyclable and sustainable
  • safe as food packaging according to U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact since 1958
  • keeps hot foods hot, cold foods cold and fresh foods fresh, contributing to food safety
  • sturdy and strong containers both for food and for protecting home appliances / consumer electronics in their packaging
  • economical when compared to other alternatives (when this happens, consumers do not have to pay more for expensive packaging that does not perform)


Click here to learn more about PS food packaging. Do your part in the sustainability journey in your community. Support the use of recyclable and sustainable food packaging. Support clean recycling of your used food packaging and also other PS packaging materials that come with the carton containing your home appliances or consumer electronics.

Organizers

Let's Do Recycle Program! which was founded in 2017 is a joint initiative between Trinseo Indonesia and the Packaging Group and the joining of the City of Tegal as the organizer in an effort to expand penetration for a much better one throughout Central Java.

Trinseo

    Trinseo (NYSE: TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics and latex binders with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, and building and construction.

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Kemasan Group

    Established in mid-1995, the Kemasan Group has a focus on EPS Foam packaging (better known as Styrofoam in Indonesia). The Group has a vision to innovate and continue to develop new business lines that will support and relate to each other and bring benefits to society.

    The major EPS Foam (Styrofoam) packaging manufacturing group in Indonesia

City of Tegal, Indonesia

    The City of Tegal, Indonesia aims at the realization of a prosperous Tegal and dignity-based service excellence. The city is also targeting to become the first landfill-free city in Indonesia by working with Trinseo and Kemasan Group, the founders of the Let's Do Recycling! Program.

    The city targeting to become the first landfill-free city in Indonesia

Supporting Organizations

The Indonesian Olefin, Aromatic and Plastic Industry Association

Indonesian Plastic Recycling Association

Indonesian Scavenger Association

Responsible Care® Indonesia

PS Facts

This page will give more information regarding the facts of PS ussages, its incorrect issues and its benefits in Indonesia

Gallery of Event

The photo gallery contains all the activities related to the Let's Do Recycling! Program which have been carried out.

Press Room

This page will give you references through Press Releases and Media

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Waste Collector Partner

Where can you send PS (Styrofoam) waste?

BALI BERSIH

  •  Jl Kebo Iwa Selatan Gang Agastia No 3 Padangsambian Denpasar Bali
  •  Person in charge: Nyoman Arianto
  •  Tlp : 0818559441

Bank Sampah Central Malang

  •  Jl Sidodadi RT 2 RW 1 Krajan Desa Gampingan Kec. Pagak Kab. Malang
  •  Person in charge: Ahmad Yani
  •  Tlp : 081232304087

Bank Sampah Jali

  •  Jl raya Jarakan RT 01 RW 01 Dusun Bakalan Desa Jarakan Kecamatan Godang Kabupaten Tulungagung
  •  Person in charge: Mohammad Satria Sukma Wijaya S, Kep. Ners
  •  Tlp : 085755461922

Upcoming Event

Education

    Education is one of our program's continuity events that is conducted through a seminar series. We discuss about the current arising issues on plastic recycling and the environment. Through an informative yet casual gathering, we invite a various key person from various fields related to recycling and environment to give the audience a better understanding from various topic angles. So, expect our upcoming seminar events and be there to get to know more of our program!

Food Exhibition

    We conduct a food exhibition activities that involve the food SMEs all around Indonesia through our community associations. Through this food exhibition events, we aim to share the fact about the use of the PS foam food packagin and the myths that has been around for a quite while. With the pandemic that is coming to an end, we are hoping that we can share it with you and all of our audience in a face-to-face gathering soon. Keep yourself updated through this website!

Recycling Program

    As a plastic recycling advocacy program, we can not shy away ourselves from our waste recycler associates. Through our collaborations with the waste management and recycle performers, we do regular visits to get a better perspective of how the waste management and recycling activities is performed. Come and join us to see how it is done!

Questions? Let's Get In Touch

  • Trinseo
    Kemasan Group
    Kota Tegal Indonesia
  • +62 819-1887-7899
  • info@yyadu.com
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