Empowering Communities: the InspirACTion Program supports carton recycling and education

The InspirACTion program, launched in 2018, is an initiative that encompasses the entire carton recycling process. Developed in collaboration with two municipalities, East Jakarta and Tangerang City, and supported by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the program is a joint effort of Tetra Pak and various esteemed brands, including Sosro, Ultrajaya, and Indolakto. The primary focus of the program is to raise consumer awareness about waste segregation at the source, expand collection efforts, and transform polyAl (polyethylene and aluminum) from cartons into practical end-products for the local community.

The program addresses various challenges in the recycling ecosystem. It seeks to educate and create awareness among consumers about the significance of waste segregation at homes. By emphasizing the importance of "just flip-flap-flatten," InspirACTion aims to encourage responsible waste disposal practices. Additionally, the initiative endeavours to promote using renewable materials in packaging, particularly in beverage cartons. The lack of awareness and limited knowledge about the possibilities of recycling cartons into valuable end-products necessitates targeted efforts to educate and engage communities effectively.

Stakeholders showcasing the InspirACTion initiative

The InspirACTion program adopts a multifaceted approach to bring about change. Through strategic collaborations with schools, waste bank units, cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops, the program directly engages with consumers. This interaction allows for essential education on waste segregation, fostering a culture of responsible waste management. 

The collaboration with the two municipalities and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry facilitates the expansion of carton collection points, ensuring more efficient recycling processes. By working together with well-established brands, InspirACTion leverages their support to create mini-libraries in schools and construct shelters and benches using PolyAl boards in city parks. This showcases the versatility and value of recycled carton materials while enhancing community spaces.

The impact of the InspirACTion program has been profound and far-reaching. The direct engagement with schools, waste banks, cafes, and restaurants has increased awareness and active participation in waste segregation practices at the source. Consumers now understand the importance of carton recycling and using renewable materials in packaging, promoting more sustainable choices.

The program has established numerous collection points through collaboration with municipalities and brand partners, streamlining the recycling process. Furthermore, the creation of mini-libraries and community structures from recycled PolyAl boards has fostered sustainable practices and improved the quality of life in the local community.

School library interior created with recycled polyal material

The InspirACTion program is committed to building upon its success and expanding its positive impact. By continuing to work with educational institutions, waste banks, and various stakeholders, the initiative aims to deepen its roots in communities, spreading the message of responsible waste management and sustainable practices.

Furthermore, the program intends to forge additional collaborations with brands and municipalities, promoting the widespread adoption of carton recycling and its transformation into valuable end-products. By scaling its efforts and amplifying awareness campaigns, InspirACTion seeks to inspire and empower more communities to embrace recycling and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

The InspirACTion program's dedication to creating a circular economy and fostering environmental stewardship serves as a beacon of inspiration for other regions and organizations worldwide, driving positive change on a global scale.


Companies involved
Redia, Waste4Change, Schools, Waste Bank, Municipality (Jakarta, Tangerang), Customers (Ultrajaya, Sosro, Indolakto)

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