Good news from Indonesia on Single-use Plastics Ban

ELAW partners in front of Indonesia’s Supreme Court.

Great news from Indonesia! In May, we reported that ELAW joined partners at the Indonesian Center for Environmental Law (ICEL) to advance work to ban plastic bags, straws, and styrofoam in Bali.
Our partners at ICEL shared good news over the weekend:
“We’d like to share heartwarming news. The Indonesian Supreme Court ruled that the Bali single-use plastic ban survived the judicial review. Therefore, all other localities in Indonesia now have authority to create their own local bans.
It was a timely collective action with the Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet (IDDKP), Environmental Law Scholar Association, and some amazing individuals, especially from the human rights field.
This win at the Supreme Court is not only a win for the Government of Bali and all Balinese, but also for every citizen of this earth, including you, in making our planet a better place to live. Therefore, we’d like to say Congratulations on our win!”
ELAW is pleased to partner with the Break Free From Plastic movement to challenge the plastic menace in Indonesia and around the world.
Congratulations to everyone at ICEL for your inspiring work tackling plastic consumption.
For more information, see:
Jakarta Post (July 22, 2019)
Government urged to take action against plastic waste
Aliansi Zero Waste Indonesia (July 22, 2019)
Plastic Monster Appears and Threatens the Earth
Aliansi Zero Waste Indonesia (July 17, 2019)
Supreme Court: Local Governments Can Ban Single-Use Plastics

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide