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13-15 Nov, 2019 - Bali, INDONESIA

The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

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Can current recycling technologies & waste collection systems in Asia meet circular economy objectives?

There is no denying that plastics plays an important role for the society. Banning plastics and straws is not the solution.

Effective waste management closely supported by a strong recycling industry is the way forward towards keeping plastics in an effective and efficient Circular Economy model.

In April 2019, Plastic Energy, a company with a unique process to transform traditionally non-recyclable plastic waste into hydrocarbon products and back into plastic, reached an agreement with the province of West Java (Indonesia) to build five chemical recycling plants.

This comes at a time when Indonesia, a country which is second only to China for leaking plastic into the sea, is grappling to reduce plastic pollution in particular plastics reaching the ocean.

The Indonesian government has made addressing the plastic waste issue a priority, with an ambitious commitment to reduce marine plastic debris by 70 per cent by 2025.

All across Asia, countries from Thailand to Malaysia has tightened the doors to import plastic and electronic waste, implementing Zero Waste campaigns and finding solutions to improve their waste management industry.

Indonesia is still in its early stages of development, and as such infrastructure development still faces a range of challenges.

In Malaysia, Waste Management Association chairman Ho De Leong stresses that increasing the recycling rate isn’t enough. Malaysia urgently needs "proper waste treatment facilities and infrastructure." ~ The Star, 16th July 2019.

  • How is the plastics recycling industry thriving since the China Ban and the latest Basel changes?
  • What are the innovations in recycling that is making hard-to-recycle plastics possible?
  • How are brandowners meeting their recyclability targets?
Join us at CMT’s RecyclePLAST Asia held in conjunction with our annual 9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling conference this November in Bali and take the opportunity to also go on the Danone circular economy tour

Conference highlights include
  • Initiatives on improving recovery rates -Upgrading of waste collection infrastructures, separation & dedicated deposit systems
  • Regulations updates from Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan
  • Brandowners 3R’s initiatives & recycled plastics targets
  • Chemical recycling technology to convert mixed plastics waste into virgin quality polymer – highlighting the prospects in Asia
  • Newcycling® - a innovative alternative to chemical recycling
  • Developments in food grade rHDPE
  • Recycling beyond China & the impact of the Basel changes - thriving in a disrupted market
  • Enzymatic green tech solutions to degrade plastics waste                          
  • Sustainably sourced & biodgradeable smart water soluble polymer (PVA) to make soft flexible plastic films
  • Biodegradable packaging made from starch
  • Upcycling hard-to-recycle plastics to outdoor furniture 
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Separately Bookable
Circularity & Recycling Business Unit Tours @ AQUA

Itinerary - 13 Nov, Wednesday
(Open for Participants of 9th Asia PET, Polyester & Recycling and RecyclePLAST)

06:45 Assemble at Hotel Lobby 
07:00 Leave Hotel 
08:00 Mertasari Beach
This is where pressure with ocean plastics waste starts – We will meet local hero community and how they face this problem and their initiatives to tackle it.
09:00 Recycling Business Unit Danone Aqua - Klungkung
10:00 Waste pickers community (Bu Ningsih)
Looking at the role of the informal sector and how Danone is contributing
11:00 Waste picker community (Bu Ningsih) - Cocomart Batu Bulan
12:00 Visit Drop Box at Cocomart Batu Bulan



Leave back to Hotel


Arrive Hotel


14 Nov 2019
18:30 - 20:30 hrs. Networking Dinner 
for all Speakers & Participants

(Please gather at lobby at 18:15 hrs.)


Ma Joly is an outdoor beachfront setting with a natural Balinese theme well entangled in its intricacies makes Ma Joly’s Pergola area perfect for those seeking an intimate and unique Dining experience.
A romantic feel coupled with a taste of delicacy sets for a memorable evening in Ma Joly Restaurant & Lounge.

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

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Plastics Energy collaborates with PetChem for chemical recycling feasibility study in Malaysia

Posted on : 30 Oct, 2019

Chemical recycling technology leader - Plastics Energy and Malaysia’s Petronas Chemicals Group (PetChem) have signed an MoU to address plastic waste in Malaysia that cannot be recycled by conventional means.
The two companies will start the collaboration with a feasibility study with the end goal of establishing a facility to convert plastic waste into Tacoil, which is Plastic Energy’s optimal feedstock.
If the feasibility study is positive, PetChem and Plastic Energy will plan a commercial plant in Malaysia that will create recycled virgin-quality plastics from low-quality and mixed plastic waste using Plastic Energy’s Tacoil.
If everything goes as per plan, PetChem will be the first petrochemical company in South-East Asia to invest in a chemical recycling plant that converts mixed plastics waste into virgin quality polymer.
The move is PetChem’s first step towards a circular economy.
Plastic Energy is the only operator in the world to have continuously and successfully converted domestic end-of-life plastics at a commercial level. It has established two commercial plants in Seville and Almeria, Spain.
Find out more about ‘Chemical Recycling Technology to Convert Mixed Plastics Waste into Virgin Quality Polymer – Highlighting the Prospects in Asia’ from Carlos Monreal, President & CEO, Plastic Energy at CMT’s RecyclePlast Asia on 13-15 November, 2019, in Bali.
Contact Hafizah at or call +65 6346 9128 for more information.

Coca Cola to start plastic bottle recycling plant in Philippines

Posted on : 30 Sep, 2019

Coca Cola Beverages Philippines  (CCBPI) has announced plan to invest in a new  recycling facility in the Philippines. Expected to cost P1 billion, the recycling facility will convert waste plastic bottles into new ones. The facility – based on the circular economy concept - will collect, sort, clean and wash post-consumer PET plastic bottles and turn them into new ones.
The investment is part of Coca Cola’s global commitment to collect and recycle every bottle and can it sells by 2030 – which is in line with its goal to have a “World Without Waste.”
CCBPI is expected to engage with local partners in Philippines as well as work with an internationally-recognized green technology company for the facility.
For more recent updates on plastics recycling in South East Asia, attend CMT’s RecyclePlast Asia on 13-14 November, 2019, in Bali.
Contact Hafizah at or call +65 6346 9128 for more information.

Indonesia prepares EPR regulation to reduce plastic wastes

Posted on : 06 Aug, 2019

Indonesian government aims to reduce marine waste (mostly plastics) by 70 percent by 2025 and plans to spend $1 billion over the next five years for the same.
The government is also planning to introduce an extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulation by end of 2019 – that will make consumer goods manufacturers more responsible for managing waste from their product packaging.
The new regulation is expected to be applied to processed foods and beverages manufacturers as well as retailers and supermarkets that are dependent on plastic packaging for their products.
These businesses would be expected to come up with a 10-year plan with details of how much waste (generated from their products) will be collected and recycled – via their own recycling facilities or partner with existing facilities. They will be also expected to provide drop boxes for consumers to dispose of product waste for processing. The EPR regulation is also expected to mandate these business to include more recycled plastics in their product packaging.
An EPR requirement is already stated in the Waste Management Act of 2008, but it hasn’t been easy to enforce.
There are already discussions among the Environment Ministry, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Trade and business associations to design the roadmap for waste reduction by producers.
For more details on Indonesia’s plastics recycling efforts, attend CMT’s RecyclePlast Asia on 13-14 November, 2019, in Bali.
Contact Hafizah at or call +65 6346 9128 for more information.