The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) announced a partnership with Project STOP
by Ziela Shatwany
Project STOP’s city partnership in Jembrana regency was launched in 2019 and is fully funded by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) announced a partnership with Project STOP (https://www.stopoceanplastics.com/) to further scale up the development of more sustainable and circular waste management systems in Indonesia. Through Project STOP, the Alliance aims to dramatically improve waste collection, bring collection services for the first time to households, create permanent local jobs in the waste management industry, and clean up areas littered with plastic pollution.
The AEPW partnership with Project STOP will include the following activities:
• Conduct diagnostic studies to understand how and why plastic waste enters the environment and designing a new, tailored system to combat it.
• Build and supply equipment to scale up waste collection and sorting efforts.
• Hire local workers at living wages and responsible working conditions to manage and staff the new waste management system.
• Partner with local organizations to encourage behavior change at the community level through awareness and educational programs, so more people fully utilize the systems being created to dispose of waste.
• Clean up beaches and rivers in consultation with the local government.
Through their participation in Project STOP over the next three years, the Alliance aims to make a positive contribution to improving waste management in Jembrana and enhancing the livelihoods and development of the community.