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In the midst of increasing awareness of the importance of environmental management, a circular economy has emerged as an alternative to the linear economy. Here, we introduce Fanny Arviani Roseno (Kak Fanny), a professional in the circular economy, and explore interesting career insights in the field of circular economy.
Kak Fanny - A Circular Economy Specialist
Towards a Sustainable Future: Working in the Field of Circular Economy
Kak Fanny is a Circular Economy Specialist who works at PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Tbk (Chandra Asri). As a graduate of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from the University of Indonesia (UI), Kak Fanny has an interest in post-consumer plastic waste management and resource utilization in a sustainable manner.
Chandra Asri, the largest integrated petrochemical company in Indonesia.
Source: Chandra Asri
Chandra Asri has adopted a sustainability strategy with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects, especially in plastic waste management.
Through a community-based waste management program, Chandra Asri collaborates with stakeholders, including the government, associations, academics, waste management start-ups, and of course, the community, in efforts to create the best waste management solutions.
Measuring the Social and Environmental Impact of Circular Economy
Projects in the circular economy sector require monitoring of their impact on society and the environment. Chandra Asri measures its impact through monthly reports in the form of the number of educated people, collected and managed segregated waste, beneficiaries of waste management results, and distribution of products to beneficiaries. The report is then published through the company's Sustainability Report every year.
Collaborating with Stakeholders: Achieving the Circular Economy
To ensure the success of their project, Chandra Asri refers to government regulations regarding waste management. For example, related to the target of managing plastic waste from the oceans in 2025, the company will hold a program and work with other stakeholders to achieve the target. Chandra Asri also collaborates with academics to conduct scientific studies of the projects being carried out.
Collaboration of Chandra Asri with other stakeholders
The Future of the Green Jobs Industry in the Field of Circular Economy: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges
The green jobs industry, especially in the circular economy sector, is expected to grow rapidly in the future.
One solution to address the issue of plastic waste is the circular economy, and this field will be increasingly needed in the next 5-10 years, especially with many companies transitioning to a circular economy model in their core business processes and supporting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, as well as beginning to focus on ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) aspects.
The circular economy offers numerous economic opportunities, including increased recycling, off-taker opportunities, and management of both inorganic and organic waste (through maggot farming), as well as early education on waste management.
Circular economy principles involve collaboration between government, private sector, academia, and households. Thus, the readiness of various parties to collaborate in supporting a circular economy in Indonesia is a challenge that needs to be faced.
Ready to Take a Career Step in the field of Circular Economy?
Kak Fanny advised those interested in a career in the circular economy to be resilient, resourceful, open-minded, have the ability to process scientific data from credible sources, be able to communicate actively, and be updated with government policies and regulations regarding environmental issues and waste management.
With the insight that Kak Fanny gave, you can have a career in the circular economy! Let's create positive changes towards a more sustainable economy.
We want to give a huge thanks to Kak Fanny, the incredible circular economy specialist, for sharing her valuable insights during this interview. We're truly grateful for her inspiring perspectives that have sparked our excitement and shed light on the incredible potential of sustainable practices for a brighter future.
Disclaimer: This article was made based on written interviews with the informant and does not represent/become an official statement from the source's place of work.