"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.
Informal Plastic Collection Innovation Challenge
12 local and international innovators have undergone training, mentorship, and partnership building, to scale their solutions that will increase the effectiveness of plastic waste collection and recycling by elevating the livelihoods, transparency, capacity, and role of the informal sector.
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.
Events & Competitions
OPPA hosts regular events and competitions to raise awareness about waste and circular economy issues and highlight the role of waste management stakeholders.Previous events and competitions include: Oh! Plastic Festival, Circular Innovation Jam; Waste Data Hackathon; Waste Flow Map Illustration Competition; and Photo Competition.
The Incubation Network
The Incubation Network sources, supports and scales innovative solutions that tackle plastic pollution. Together with our diverse network of key partners, we work to optimize land-based plastic waste management, and advance a circular economy in South and Southeast Asia.