Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator
Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) is building a social innovation ecosystem to address ocean plastic leakage within Indonesia. Surabaya is the first OPPA pilot project location. Through various program activities, OPPA is creating a collaborative network for innovative solutions to address challenges in the local waste management system and recycling sector. We are working together with innovators, governments, smart cities, businesses, and start-ups, we are building the future of the economy that creates lasting social and environmental impact.
Klaus is the Program Manager for the Ocean Plastic Prevention Accelerator (OPPA) in Surabaya. He enjoys the work as he gets to coordinate an awesome team to support improvements in the local waste management system. Klaus is passionate about connecting people to improve systems. He finds it fascinating to see how much can be achieved through building the right relationships and creating mutual understanding. In the case of OPPA, we do this to create a shift in the economy towards seeing plastic as a resource, rather than waste.
Before joining SecondMuse, Klaus worked on the development of social innovation ecosystems. That experience was quite similar to the work at OPPA, and he is fascinated to see how concepts can be adapted from one context to another.