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Rekosistem: A Climate-Tech Startup that Optimizes the Waste Value Chain in Indonesia

Indonesia is facing a serious waste management problem, especially in urban areas. According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia generated about 67.8 million tons of waste in 2019, but only 39.2% of it was managed properly¹. The rest was either dumped in open landfills, burned, or disposed of in waterways, causing environmental pollution, […]

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Developing Used Cooking Oil Business: A Win-Win Solution for Indonesia

Indonesia is a major producer and consumer of palm oil, a versatile vegetable oil that has many applications, from cooking to cosmetics to biofuels. However, the massive use of palm oil also results in a huge amount of waste: used cooking oil (UCO). UCO is a waste product that is often dumped improperly, causing environmental […]

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The Hidden Cost of Used Cooking Oil Waste in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers and consumers of palm oil, a versatile vegetable oil that is used for cooking, cosmetics, biofuels, and other products. However, the massive use of palm oil also generates a huge amount of waste: used cooking oil (UCO). UCO is a waste product that is often disposed of […]

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