Indonesia is the second largest marine plastic polluter in the world. A truck worth of plastic waste is dumped into Indonesia's oceans every 20 seconds! The items that are most often found on Indonesian beaches are sachets and plastic wraps that cannot be recycled. Those plastic packaging are only used once and ends up in oceans, rivers, lakes and landfills causing floods, disease and the deaths of many marine animals.
About 15% of the product price is the cost of plastic packaging. When daily necessities are sold in smaller quantities, the cost of the plastic packaging must be paid by the buyer, causing the buyer to pay more and this is called the 'poverty tax'.
Siklus offer a very different solution! We provide an alternative to replace sachet packaging with products refills delivered directly to your home. Now, you can shop for your favorite household products in various sizes without plastic packaging and cheaper! The solution from the Siklus can certainly eliminate poverty taxes and reduce single-use plastic waste! Everyone benefits!
June 2020, we started this journey with a team of two people working in a simple house and operating only one Cart. We used to be a small team but have a big dream - to create a way of retailing that is different from the usual. Every day we communicate with our customers, hearing stories of their struggles and victories. Hear stories of how they are struggling to meet their household needs in the midst of a pandemic. They live in places filled with plastic waste. We saw children playing near the toxic fumes from burning plastic and many houses were flooded. This is why we care. This is why we want to make a change with you - on every refill.