Indonesia asked to review strict import policy

August 15, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Indonesia risks stopping legitimate trading of valuable secondary material if it does not review its 0% import contamination level of recycled material.

This is the warning from the Recycling Association in a letter to the Indonesian government asking it to review the policy.

Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin argued the contamination level is unworkable with the UK’s current sorting technology.

He said: “I believe it is important to engage with the Indonesian Government on this issue to ensure we keep open a key market for high quality UK recyclate.