Reducing Releases of Polybromodiphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) And Unintentional Persistent Organic Pollutants (UPOPs) Originating from Unsound Waste Management and Recycling Practices and the Manufacturing of Plastics in Indonesia

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From March 16, 2016 to March 30, 2021

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  2. 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse
  3. 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Project ID: 5073

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Waste management


  • Unintentional POPs (e.g. furans, dioxins)
  • E-waste


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Governance
  • Law regulation
  • Management operation


  • Institutional framework
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Waste management

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse
  • 12.a Build developing country capacity on sustainable consumption, production

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Health
  • Plastic

Project description

The project assists Indonesia in implementing relevant obligations under the Stockholm Convention. In particular, the project focuses on reducing the use and release of harmful POPs to protect human health and the environment (such as PBDEs, toxic flame retardants, Dioxin and Furans, and UPOPs) by strengthening the sound management of chemicals and waste. A reduction in the use and release of these harmful POPs will result in social and economic benefits, such as a reduced burden of disease and reduced health care and environmental remediation costs. The project also supports Indonesia's plastics industry and recyclers in assuring that no banned PBDEs are used or recycled into new manufactured articles. The project works on the following outcomes: (1) Strengthening the national policy and regulatory framework to reduce UPOPs and PBDE releases from plastics manufacturing, recycling and disposal practices; (2) Reducing or eliminating the import and use of PBDEs in plastics manufacturing; (3) Reducing UPOPs and PBDEs releases from unsound plastics recycling; (4) Reducing releases of UPOPs and PBDEs from unsound plastics disposal practices; and (5) Monitoring, Learning, Adaptive Feedback, Outreach and Evaluation.

USD $8,080,000

Grant amount

USD $16,160,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($8,080,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Indonesia

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