But Indonesia wants to change its ways. Step by step, the Indonesian government intends to reduce its landfilling of secondary raw materials, and has created a new legal basis on which to do so. Convinced that solid waste is responsible for a large part of environmental pollution and CO2 emissions, it launched the ERIC (Emission Reduction in Cities) project and put out international bid tenders together with financing partner KfW. Komptech applied, and got the nod for the first three pilot plants. “With us, all the components come from a single source. We were able to offer a concept that was seamless from A to Z. That won them over,” says Komptech Sales Director Ewald Konrad. The three recycling processing plants are now in operation in Malang, Jambi and Sidoarjo by and for the Indonesian government.