Inauguration of PET recycling plant in Indonesia

Amatil Indonesia and Dynapack Asia announce the construction of a 20,000 square meter PET recycling facility located in West Java.

Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (Amatil Indonesia) and Dynapack Asia announced the construction of a 20,000 square meter Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) recycling facility located in Bekasi, West Java. The newest investment valued at AUD 50.51 million (IDR 556.2 billion) will enable the collaboration of Amatil Indonesia and Dynapack Asia to create a closed loop plastic packaging supply chain by producing food and beverage safe plastic pellets made from post-consumer plastic bottles.
 
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Amatil Indonesia dan Dynapack Asia introduced PT Amandina Bumi Nusantara and Mahija Parahita Nusantara with roles as:
  • PT Amandina Bumi Nusantara – the entity which will run that state-of-the-art rPET facility, leading the transformation process of low-quality PET waste back to virgin-quality, food-grade PET using the latest renewable technology;
  • Mahija Parahita Nusantara – the non – profit foundation which will support collection centers management, ensuring the fulfillment of human rights and regulation in the waste collection supply chain, execute activities to improve the welfare of waste pickers and communities, as well as conducting research and development on recyclability improvement and other opportunities related to PET utilisation and plastic collection.
Amatil Indonesia President Director Kadir Gunduz said that the collaboration between Amatil Indonesia and Dynapack is aligned with Coca-Cola Amatil’s recent 2020–2040 Sustainability Ambitions which aspires to close the loop on packaging achieving 50% average recycled or renewable content across all packaging by 2030. As part of The Coca-Cola System, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia Sustainable Packaging Strategy also aligns with The Coca-Cola Company’s vision of a “World Without Waste,” that globally expressed its commitment to be part of the post-consumption plastic packaging management solution within the Circular Economy framework.
 
“The facility will start its operation in 2022 and has the capacity to reduce the amount of new plastic resin companies use by an estimated 25,000 tons each year and help stimulate the recycling industry and accelerate the improvement in recycling rate. As part of the steering board at NPAP (National Plastic Action Partnership), we are committed to support Indonesia’s National Action Plan in achieving a 70% reduction in the nation’s marine plastic debris by 2025,” said Mr Gunduz.
 
He also adds that this investment will partner with the key stakeholders in the collection stream, mostly micro businesses, and waste-pickers, by supporting them to grow and be efficient in their business. Long term, through supporting the informal recycling sector, we will bring positive change to Indonesia plastic waste management and improve the lives of the people in the collection stream.