JAKARTA, Indonesia (AA)

The Indonesian government plans to implement a policy aimed at limiting single-use plastic in an effort to reduce ocean plastic waste by 70% by 2025, a government official said Thursday.

Among the regulations that will take effect in early 2020 is one requiring packaging producers to reduce plastic waste production by at least 30% in 10 years.

“This is mandatory. They may limit, reuse, redesign the packaging or take it back for recycling,” Novrizal Tahar, director of waste management at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, told Anadolu Agency.

As one of the countries with the longest

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