Landscape Indonesia is looking for a consultant to help carry out a research on identifying and understanding the supply chain of all kinds of plastic waste, those that are recyclable and those that currently are not.  The supply chain starts from from producers to household consumers, and through waste collecting mechanisms to sites where the (plastic) wastes end up, including to the waste disposal sites, recycling facilities, other waste processing facilities, and for those that are not properly managed, end up as litters on land and as plastic waste pollution in the oceans.  The research is for the time being limited to the Jakarta (and possibly its surrounding Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi areas), with some insights to the national level.

There are about 6 million tons of plastic waste produced in Indonesia every year.  1.5 million tons of which end up polluting the ocean. In Jakarta alone, Bantar Gebang waste disposal site receives about 8,000 tons of waste.  Of which, between 1,000 - 1,500 tons of them are plastic waste.  These are usually those that are not recyclable, as the valuable recyclables may have been captured by waste banks at all levels and by recyclers.  However, finding several kilograms of the non-recyclable plastic waste that are not mixed with regular waste anywhere continues to be a challenge.

Landscape Indonesia, through its affiliate company, Landscape Circular, is currently developing an ecosystem that will be able to process these non-recyclable plastics, through pyrolytic process.  In so doing, it may require some level of understanding of the supply chain of the plastic waste, and to find options to collect them properly, effectively, and efficiently, at a large enough scale.

To do this, Landscape Indonesia is looking to enlist the service of a research consultant for 3 months.  This small consultancy service works well to be done as an S1 final project or an S2 thesis.  The scope of work will be as follows:

  • Studying the amount and through which channels plastic products -- usually and mainly in the form of packaging being sold to household consumers;
  • Studying the management and disposal mechanism by households of these plastic waste;
  • The intermediary channels through which the plastic waste be collected, processed, recycled, used, resold, or disposed of;
  • The intermediary channels through which the plastic waste not be collected, processed, and end up as litters and land and ocean pollution;
  • The geographical, institutional, and economic structure of these intermediaries (where they are, how they are managed, whether they are a part of the local government or community initiatives, whether they are public service or small businesses, etc.);
  • The amount and where these plastic waste end up; and
  • The possible options to be recommended through which and what mechanisms collecting plastic waste can be most properly, effectively, and efficiently.

The following will be the qualification.

  • Highly responsible individual;
  • S1 or final year of college with the intention of using this research as his/her final project;
  • Economics, environmental, or community work experiences are a plus;
  • Experience with and knowledge of (plastic) waste management are preferred;
  • Good analytical skill; and
  • Ability to write in English;
  • Self direction with minimal supervision.

Landscape Indonesia is an equal opportunity employer.  Those from minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Please send email as your cover letter, with your CV attached, to  We will not send any notice to those who are not selected.