NL to help Indonesia tackle littering of single-use packaging

16 December 2016

Dutch Environment state secretary Dijksma, VNO-NCW, and FrieslandCampina have made agreements with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the business community aimed at tackling the use of single-use packaging for products such as noodles, chocolate and coffee. This type of packaging leads to more litter on the streets and in the sea – a severe problem in Indonesia given that the country is one of the world’s biggest plastic polluters. Single-use packaging was developed in order to bring affordable products onto the market. The low price enables people to still buy the products, only in very small amounts (News Item Government of the Netherlands, 24 November 2016).
Click here for the news item.
Click here for the speech given by the state secretary during the seminar 'Trash to Treasure' on 23 November 2016 in Indonesia.
Click here for more information about the new NVC Project PUMA: the end of packaging as an environmental issue (kick-off on 29 March 2017).

This news item is also included in our monthly overview, the NVC Members-only Update. If you have any questions, please contact us:, +31-(0)182-512411.