Jakarta September 27, 2023. The year 2023 is the momentum of a decade-long advocacy journey toward a Single-Use Plastic-Free Indonesia by the Indonesian Plastic Bag Diet Movement (GIDKP). Along the way, GIDKP has made several advocacy efforts through various approaches, such as education and collaboration with multiple partners ranging from government to society, to address single-use plastic pollution through this systemic change.
GIDKP’s advocacy efforts are accompanied by many initiatives carried out by each party that support each other, such as advocacy efforts through PermenLHK No. P75 of 2019, the involvement of the Government of Indonesia in a series of global level negotiations (Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, INC) for the Global Plastics Treaty. In addition, GIDKP also conducts several collaborations and education that involve the community to campaign for the reduction of single-use plastics through several activities, such as Plastic Free Market, Jakarta Reuse Movement, Envirochallenge, and several other collaborative programs. The programs run by GIDKP for approximately ten years have been recognized and summarized in several documentaries, including the Emmy Award Winning “The Story of Plastic” and “Plastic Island.”
On the other hand, the increasing complexity of single-use plastic problems also encourages GIDKP to focus on more than one type of single-use plastic and expand program interventions to address plastic solutions. Therefore, GIDKP established a new strategy and brand to be more assertive in addressing single-use plastic issues more comprehensively and collaboratively. The new name that will continue the advocacy journey of the organization that initiated the #pay4plastics petition changed to Dietplastik Indonesia, which also metamorphosed with the latest organizational logo.
“10 years is not a short time for us to advocate towards a single-use plastic-free Indonesia, but like a journey, so many stories can be shared in that time. It started with a handful of people but has led us to carve a trail of achievements nationally and internationally. From building collaborative actions, campaigning, to realizing advocacy goals. Along the way, of course, there are many obstacles that we have passed until now, but in fact, these obstacles have not made us give up on protecting this earth so that it remains sustainable. A decade has passed. Thank you to the colleagues who have fought together. Let us share our new breath, the new breath of Dietplastik Indonesia. Hopefully, we can continue to collaborate for a single-use plastic-free Indonesia.” Said Tiza Mafira, Executive Director of Dietplastik Indonesia.
In celebration of the 10-year journey, Dietplastik Indonesia also gave “Plasticdiet Champion” appreciation to partners and collaborators who have worked together and have the vision and mission to accelerate the transformation of holistic change for plastic waste reduction in Indonesia. With a new name and identity, Dietplastik Indonesia hopes that future collaborations built with partners can provide more energy and a more meaningful impact in overcoming the problem of single-use plastic waste in Indonesia and globally.
About Dietplastik Indonesia
Dietplastik Indonesia (formerly Gerakan Indonesia Diet Kantong Plastik) is a non-profit organization that advocates for single-use plastic waste reduction policies in Indonesia. Dietplastik Indonesia successfully encouraged more than 100 regions to ban single-use plastics after initiating the “No Free Plastic Bags” pilot in 2016 with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
Dietplastik Indonesia collaborates with stakeholders such as the government, businesses, and community groups in carrying out solutive and impactful waste reduction efforts.
Dietplastik Indonesia has received various awards for its work and was covered in two documentaries, The Story of Plastic (2019), which won Emmy Awards, and Pulau Plastik (2021).
The organization’s name Gerakan Diet Kantong Plastik Indonesia has been protected by the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights since November 2022.
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