Plastics in Circles - Recycle 2 Value

P4G Theme

Zero Waste Green Industry




Partnership Type


Countries of Operation

Indonesia , Netherlands ,

Supported By

Netherlands ,


Plastics in Circles – Recycle 2 Value will reduce plastic pollution by efficiently processing mixed plastic waste into new materials and recyclable building materials, and study the viability of sorting and recycling rigid plastic packaging waste into new products in Indonesia.

Investing in Impact

P4G has provided this partnership with US $500,000 in catalytic grant funding. 

This partnership will develop two proven solutions to enable more advanced plastics recycling across the waste stream, from difficult to recycle mixed plastic waste to high-value rigid plastics. First, the partnership will launch an Upp! Circular Plastic Factory, which uses a unique melting/mixing technology to process a wide range of unsorted, unwashed and unshredded mixed plastics, such as multilayer sachets or plastic with food residue, reducing the costs of sorting and washing materials. The partnership will efficiently process these waste streams into durable and recyclable construction materials in the Surabaya region. 

Second, to tackle post-consumer rigid plastic packaging waste such as bottles and jars, the partnership will study the viability of expanding Umincorp tech from the Netherlands into Indonesia. This approach offers an innovative technology that makes mechanical sorting and recycling of mixed plastic waste more efficient and can produce high-quality material that can be reused in new packaging products.  

Compared to traditional plastic sorting and recycling, the technology used in both solutions significantly lowers CO2 emissions, sorting and recycling costs and residual plastic waste in the entire plastic chain. With capacity to recycle all plastics, from difficult to recycle to mixed rigid plastics, the partnership can significantly reduce plastic going to incineration or the landfill.  

During the P4G funding period, the partnership developed comprehensive feasibility studies in Indonesia to set up a factory in Indonesia, identifying consistent supply sources and feedstock volumes, and gained deeper insight into the local recycling infrastructure. It also engaged local stakeholders through workshops and sessions. 

This partnership is part of the Indonesian-Dutch Plastics in Circles consortium led by MVO Nederland, in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta.


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