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Ocean Plastic



"Building a social innovation ecosystem to reduce ocean plastic pollution"

The Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) is a social innovation ecosystem builder program that fosters a collaborative network for innovative solutions to build a more inclusive and circular waste economy in addressing the ocean plastic leakage in Indonesia. OPPA works together with businesses, innovators, start-ups, multilateral organizations, and governments, to identify problems and gaps within the local waste ecosystems, and develops solutions to address them. OPPA’s activities have successfully closed gaps through acceleration programs, networking, facilitating collaboration, stakeholder engagement, and supporting government programs.

Waste Action Network

The Waste Action Network is a network consist of more than 70 members. This network was initiated to discuss waste management issues among the stakeholders and facilitate the connection. The program of WAN: regular Lunch gathering, Webinar, monthly bulletin, and sharing through a WhatsApp Group.


Digital Waste Innovation & Research

Through Digital Waste Innovation, OPPA aims to improve waste data management and transparency in Greater Surabaya. OPPA also continuously conducts research to improve its programming. 


Waste Community Accelerator

The Waste Community Accelerator focuses on developing the capacity of East Java-based innovators that have significant potential to improve waste management practices.

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Surabaya Access Pad

A fully funded three-month landing pad program explicitly designed for ventures that are creating innovative ocean plastic pollution prevention products or services.The program will provide support in three critical areas of business expansion: network, local industry knowledge, and access to funding.



OPPA hosts regular activities and events to raise awareness about waste and circular economy issues and highlight the role of waste management stakeholders. Current and previous events and campaigns include: Oh! Plastic Festival and waste management related webinars.

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OPPA believes that new ideas and innovations need room and support to improve their solutions in tackle plastic waste problem. We have been hosting some competition such as Circular Innovation Jam; Waste Data Hackathon; Waste Flow Map Illustration Competition; and Photo Competition.

The Incubation Network is creating a connected network of innovators, investors, civil society organisations, and government leaders across those key South and Southeast Asian countries. Collectively, we will design and deliver programs that drive investment, innovation, and partnerships for inclusive and gender-responsive waste management & circular economy solution.

The Incubation Network

  • @oppaccelerator
  • @oppaccelerator
  • Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator

Highlighted Story

Surabaya (East Java, Indonesia) is one of the cities worst affected by COVID-19, leading to severe challenges for the local economy. Informal sector waste workers have been affected particularly strongly.

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