Waste Facility in Tembokrejo Village, built by Project STOP Muncar, receives Adipura Award as outstanding waste management initiative


Banyuwangi, East Java, 8 March 2024 – The Government of Banyuwangi announced that it has been awarded the Adipura Trophy and Plaque for the best waste management system in Indonesia. The Adipura trophy and plaque are part of the Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s national program, which aims to establish environmentally sound regions and promote sustainable development. They are presented to regencies or cities that have not only met minimum environmental standards but have also excelled in accordance with the assessment based on the Adipura criteria.

The Adipura Trophy, awarded to the Tembokrejo material recovery facility (MRF), built by Project STOP, in Muncar, Banyuwangi, is the first waste facility in Indonesia to receive this prestigious recognition from the Government of Indonesia. This is also the first time that the Government of Banyuwangi has received an Adipura Award specifically due to its waste facilities. The award underlines a successful collaborative effort between Project STOP, co-founded by Borealis and Systemiq, and the local government in implementing circular waste management strategies with active community participation.

The Banyuwangi Regent, Ipuk Fiestiandani, acknowledged the collaborative efforts, recognizing the challenges and commitment. She hopes the achievement inspires other villages, making a positive impact on the community and environment. Ipuk remains optimistic about the continued success of the collaboration, expressing this during the Adipura Plaque handover ceremony at the Tembokrejo MRF in Muncar on March 7, 2024. “Particularly for the Project STOP and other parties involved, I express my optimism for the continued success of our collaboration” said Ipuk during the Adipura Plaque handover ceremony at the Tembokrejo Waste Facility in Muncar on 7 March 2024.

The Banyuwangi Regent emphasized the importance of partnership between the local government and Project STOP and the scale-up through the Project STOP Banyuwangi Hijau program, in raising the awareness of communities and enhancing the overall waste management system in Banyuwangi.

The Acting Head of Banyuwangi’s Environmental Service (DLH), Dwi Handjani, provided her perspective, emphasizing, “remarkably, we have achieved the highest score in Indonesia among the 20 assessment criteria. Collaborating with Project STOP, now expanded to Banyuwangi Hijau, has enabled us to enhance our waste management practices significantly. Embracing circular waste management approaches, we aim to minimize the adverse impacts of waste. This shift in paradigm towards the environment positions Banyuwangi as a model for waste management in Indonesia.”

The achievement of the Adipura Plaque marks a significant landmark in Banyuwangi’s progress toward sustainable waste management, which continues with Project STOP Banyuwangi Hijau and the roll-out of waste services to hundreds of thousands more residents. It serves as both a celebration of accomplishments and an example of what can happen when the community, governmental and non-governmental organizations come together on a focused common environmental cause. As Banyuwangi progresses as a model for Indonesian waste management system, we hope it will continue as a beacon for others across the country and across the world.

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About Project STOP

Launched in 2017 by Borealis and Systemiq, Project STOP (STop Ocean Plastics) works hand-in-hand with city governments to create effective circular waste management systems in high-need areas of Southeast Asia. The initiative supports cities with technical expertise to achieve zero-leakage of waste, increase recycling, build economically sustainable programs, creating new jobs and reducing the harmful impact of mismanaged waste on public health, tourism, and fisheries. The first city partnership was established in 2017 in the municipality of Muncar, East Java, followed by others in Pasuruan, East Java and Jembrana, Bali. In February 2022, Project STOP Muncar was handed over to the local government and community. In March 2023 Project STOP Pasuruan was handed over to the government and community and in June 2023 Project STOP Jembrana was fully handed over to the local regency government.

Now the programme expands to the Banyuwangi regency—combining a regency level waste system model with a material aggregator into a circular waste and recycling solution that can transform waste economics.

For more information on Project STOP:
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About Borealis
Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility.

With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%.

In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US).

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About Systemiq
Systemiq was founded in 2016 to drive the achievement of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals by transforming markets and business models in five key systems: nature and food, materials and circularity, energy, urban areas and sustainable finance. A certified B-Corp, Systemiq combines strategic advisory with high-impact on-the-ground work, and partners with business, finance, policy makers and civil society to deliver systems change. Systemiq has offices in Brazil, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands and the UK. Find out more at www.systemiq.earth.

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