Price of Products Recycle More Expensive, Plastic Recycler: Not only in Indonesia, but also in Europe
Mojokerto - Some of the selling price of bottled drinking water containing recycled content tends to be more expensive in Indonesia, such as the products Evian manufactured by Group Danone, last Friday (16/7). "It happens naturally as maintains the quality of products recyle, it was not easy," said Willy Tandiyo, one of the principals of recycled plastic.
Not only that, Willy explained that another reason arose from the trendsetters from Europe who initiated the movement to recycle content. "The meaning is that each bottled drinking water that is traded must contain recycled content, at least 25%". The movement will be realized in Europe in 2025, but in Indonesia it is not yet possible. Reporting from the Plastic Recycling Update in 2020, “Indonesia's economic viability is still limited, leaving companies with little incentive to make a meaningful contribution to the plastic recycling supply chain”.
In addition, Willy hopes that the government will provide support for the industrial sector by lowering the VAT price charged to plastic recyclers. Because the price of VAT is high and uneven, causing an imbalance with the cost benefits obtained, it can kill this industry. “The government should not apply enforcement unevenly. The imposition of VAT is applied from the bottom (read: collectors/grinders) but conditions do not allow paying taxes so it is thrown to the top actors (read: processors/producers)” explained Willy ending the sharing session with the ADUPI Institution.