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Entrepreneur Support

Java Low-Value Plastics Accelerator

Indonesia is the second-largest source of marine plastic pollution (MPP) in the world. It is estimated that the country generates 3.2 million tonnes of mismanaged plastic waste year, of which 1.29 million end up in the oceans and account for 16% of worldwide MPP.

According to the Indonesian Packaging Federation, flexible packaging accounts for 42% of Indonesia’s packaging material market in the form of common household products such as sachets, confectionary wrappers, and single-use plastic bags. Flexible plastics, sometimes referred to as low-value or hard-to-recycle plastics, are made of a variety of plastic types (and occasionally aluminum) and frequently wind up in the ocean or landfills due to complex properties.

Program Highlights

Tailored for the local circular economy in Indonesia

In partnership with the Alliance To End Plastic Waste, The Incubation Network launched the Java Low-Value Plastics Accelerator — an impactful, responsive program that focuses on scaling viable solutions for low-value plastics currently operating in Indonesia.

The Java Low-Value Plastics Accelerator aims to be a catalyst for developing Indonesia’s end market for low-value plastics through an inclusive and sustainable approach. This program supports AEPW’s Bersih Indonesia: Eliminasi Sampah Plastik.

Developing Indonesia’s end market for low-value plastics through an inclusive and sustainable approach

  • The Program
  • The Criteria
  • The Offer

With the support of the program, participating ventures will be supported to achieve the following: 

  1. Increase the amount of low-value plastics, including flexible plastics, recovered and/or develop local end markets for waste plastics in East Java.
  2. Support AEPW’s Bersih Indonesia: Eliminasi Sampah Plastik (Clean Indonesia: Eliminating Plastic Waste) project in the Regency of Malang to install an integrated waste management system.

Key Focus Areas

  • Solutions that focus on recycling, repurposing or upcycling for low-value, hard-to-recycle plastics
  • Solutions that are tangible, demand-driven and add real value to the recycled plastics market
  • Solutions that are responsive to gender & inclusion

Stage of Growth

  • Are revenue-generating businesses  OR
  • Have already developed and are testing a functional prototype (or minimum viable product)

Operating in Java, Indonesia
Indonesia is ripe for fostering and scaling innovation that will reduce plastic leakage into the environment, as well as creating   a positive effect on the local informal sector.

Applicants of this program must already be operating in Indonesia. Preference may be given to solutions already operating in Malang, East Java or within greater Java area.


Access to grants

Funding assistance ($45,000 USD) to support and scale new approaches to recycling low-value plastic waste.

Quality connections and mentorship  

Be part of an extensive network of stakeholders within the industry and connect with subject matter experts for increased business development and expansion opportunities.

Custom support plan

Workshops, exclusive resources and 12 months of 1:1 support delivered to a small, handpicked cohort.

Program Timeline

  • Kick-off | 9 June 2022 
  • Mentorship Phase 1  | June 2022
  • Mentorship Phase 2 | October 2022
  • Showcase Event | December 2022

The Cohort

  • Plustik





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