Abstract

There is low utilization of plastic waste in Indonesia and only a fraction of plastic materials goes back into production processes through re-use and recycling practices. The human dependency on plastic consumption increasing each year. It is lightweight, flexible, relatively inexpensive, and durable and used by several purpose to carry the different daily needs from grocery bags to 3D printed rocket nozzles. The main objective of this paper is to increase the knowledge regarding awareness and inhibit demand for recycled plastics and to identify critical barriers for plastic recycling process of Indonesia. The barriers, which identified, include the lack of both supply and demand of recycled plastic attributed to the fragmented market of secondary materials. The main hotspots identified are the low demand due to price considerations, insufficient traceability and general design deficiencies in the recyclability of products.