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P4G becomes partner of Project STOP Banyuwangi

P4G has provided Project STOP Banyuwangi with a catalytic grant funding.

© Project STOP

P4G has provided Project STOP Banyuwangi with a catalytic grant funding. The support will enable continued scale-up of circular waste management to prevent plastic pollution in South East Asia.

P4G (Partnering for Green Growth), who accelerates pioneering market-based partnerships to build sustainable and resilient economies, becomes a partner of Project STOP, a frontline initiative, co-founded by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, that designs, implements and scales circular economy solutions to stop marine plastic pollution at source in Indonesia.

The grant will support Project STOP Banyuwangi (local programme name: “Banyuwangi Hijau”), which will build an integrated waste & recycling solution to improve long-term waste management and establish a downstream value chain for recycled materials.

With Project STOP Borealis and its partners are developing and implementing a blue print concept to end the plastic waste issue. Plastics are key for prosperity and a modern life. Industry, governments and society need to implement waste management solutions to avoid any negative impact to the environment from those valuable materials. Turning challenges into opportunities, this approach is in line with Borealis’ commitment to accelerating the circular economy for plastics. As Project STOP continues to grow, Borealis is looking forward to welcoming new partners like P4G, whose skills and resources will be crucial to addressing this significant global challenge together.

With the earlier announced expansion of Project STOP to the whole Banyuwangi Regency, all Project city- and regional partnerships will improve the livelihood of 2 million people by 2025, creating over 1,000 full time jobs and collecting 230,000 tonnes of waste (25,000 tonnes of plastic) annually. With this commitment, P4G has provided Project STOP Banyuwangi with a catalytic grant funding.

For more information see the original media release published by P4G here.

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Notes to editors

About Project STOP Banyuwangi (“Banyuwangi Hijau”)
Project STOP Banyuwangi, or in Bahasa, Banyuwangi Hijau, is an expansion from Project STOP Muncar that combines a regency level waste system model with a material aggregator into a circular waste and recycling solution that can transform waste economics. Launched in January 2022 by Borealis and SYSTEMIQ, in partnership with the Banyuwangi Government in East Java, Indonesia, the programme is a collective initiative to strengthen the waste management systems approach for the better livelihood and healthy environment of the community.
Banyuwangi Regency is located in the east of the island of Java, the geographic and economic centre of Indonesia, and home to more than half its people.

  • Population: ~1.7 million
  • Area: ~5,700 square km
  • Administration structure:
    25 sub-districts (kecamatan)
    217 villages
  • Waste potential: 600 tonne/day


Media contacts:

Borealis:
Virginia Wieser
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Brand
& Reputation
tel.: +43 1 22 400 772 (Vienna, Austria)
e-mail: Virginia.Wieser@borealisgroup.com
Project STOP (English & Bahasa)
Fadila Ayu Hapsari
Project STOP Communications Manager
Email: fadila.hapsari@systemiq.earth
SYSTEMIQ (English)
Louise Patzdorf
Materials & Circular Economy Communications Lead
Email: louise.patzdorf@systemiq.earth
Mobile: +44 (0) 7563024072 (London, UK)
P4G has provided Project STOP Banyuwangi with a catalytic grant funding.

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