The use of plastic food and beverage containers, especially in DKI Jakarta Province, has experienced a high increase in consumption due to the higher level of food and beverage shopping transactions through online applications. However, the lack of access to alternative reuse systems is believed to be one of the most significant barriers to adopting this system.
Therefore, GIDKP and Zero Waste Living Lab by Enviu initiated the Jakarta Reuse Movement by conducting several interventions to realize the reuse ecosystem through advocacy and education promoting alternative reuse lifestyles.
The movement is also supported by the Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in Southeast Asia (CAP SEA) program implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Several interventions have been made to realize a reuse ecosystem through advocacy and education that promotes alternative reuse lifestyles. One of the alternative reuse solutions offered in this movement is reuse as a service. Allas, as one of the ventures incorporated in Enviu, runs its business to reduce the consumption of disposable plastic containers for food and beverages by using reusable and returnable containers. Allas collaborates with several businesses, such as restaurants and cafes, to create a reusable ecosystem as a service to online food and beverage consumers.
One of the advocacy activities in this movement is the design of policy recommendations to encourage the reuse ecosystem, where there are some data from the results of study activities and discussions as a consideration for policy recommendations, especially for the Provincial Government of DKI Jakarta.