In 2020 BVRio developed a blueprint for the 3R Initiative to test the use of the Verra Plastic Waste Reduction Standard. Working with Nestle and Danone the two pilot projects involved the collection and recycling of plastic packaging collected by the producers partners in Indonesia.
Project STOP, Muncar, Indonesia
Muncar is coastal fishing community in Banyuwangi, Indonesia. With minimal waste services in place, the majority of citizens are forced to dump their waste directly into the environment. Muncar was chosen as the first PROJECT STOP location due to the seriousness of the challenge, coupled with strong leadership and environmental commitment at national, regency and local levels.
Through Project STOP, an increasing number of Muncar households and business are receiving waste collection and recycling processing, some for the first time.
The Tempat Pemrosesan Sampah Terpadu (TPST) Lamongan project
Tempat Pemrosesan Sampah Terpadu (TPST) Lamongan was a project financially supported by Danone to increase the collection and recycling of plastic packaging in the Lamongan Regency, East Java, Indonesia. This Regency collects some 393 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) per day, including 64 tons of plastics. 80% of the MSW was previously not collected at all, and the plastics are now recycled into construction bricks.