Sites for the PISCES national-scale study will be selected using the current capabilities of the SPOT country-wide model to identify a minimum of ten urban regencies, drawn from different provinces across Indonesia, with different predicted levels of plastic waste leakage. We aim to encompass sites with a range of societal structures and ecological conditions.
We will select two case study sites as ‘PISCES Hope Spots’, focusing on the East Java Province and the Bali Province. East Java has been selected due to its status as the second most populated area of Indonesia, and Bali as a popular global tourist destination of Bali Province.
Two sub-districts have been selected within each case study sites, where we will conduct detailed research. These sites have been selected because of their contrasting socioeconomic profiles, and because they provide an opportunity to build on preliminary research as well as current and planned waste collection and waste management programmes.
One of these sites will play host to our ‘Living Laboratory’ Design Lab, where we will conduct research to build upon, enhance, and complement existing local efforts, such as those of our project partners, to develop and test a portfolio of cross-value chain solutions to avoid, reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic waste.
Working from our Case Study Sites and across Indonesia, we will perform detailed impact assessments and system analytical studies to identify effective points in the plastic supply chain at which to intervene, and to examine the benefits that could be gained.