More than 133 500 people reached with sustainable waste management services in three coastal cities

Project STOP shows positive impact on plastic ocean waste in Indonesia

PROJECT STOP and its partners are celebrating milestones in preventing plastic leakage to the environment in Indonesia. From 2017 until end of 2020, the programme has brought waste management services to more than 133 500 people, built five material recovery facilities which will collectively process 150 tons of waste per day, and contributed to permanently preventing more than 8 123 tons of waste (1 118 tons plastic) from leaking into the environment.

Once at full scale by end of 2022, Project STOP’s three current city partnerships will reach 450 000 people and permanently keep 45 400 tons of waste out of the environment, including 5 700 tons of plastic through more circular, economically sustainable waste management.

Co-founded by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ in 2017, Project STOP works hand-in-hand with city governments to create effective circular waste management systems in high-need areas of Southeast Asia. Project STOP supports cities with technical expertise to create circular waste management systems that achieve zero-leakage of waste, increase recycling, are economically sustainable, create new jobs and reduce the harmful impact of mismanaged waste on public health, tourism and fisheries. Today, Project STOP operates in three city partnerships, including the coastal cities of Muncar and Pasuruan in East Java, and Jembrana, on the northwest coast of Bali.