About us

Our story

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO is ending plastic waste in the Indo-Pacific by pioneering a new era of sustainable innovation through the Indo-Pacific Plastic Innovation Network (IPPIN).

IPPIN is a collaborative regional network designed to bridge the gap between research, entrepreneurship, and investment to redefine the plastic lifecycle and create a circular economy.

Recognising plastic waste knows no borders, the network host Chapters in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam with emerging Chapters in Laos and Cambodia.

Together we are creating a greener, more inclusive and sustainable world.

​IPPIN is supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO in partnership with governments in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. 

Our purpose

Reimagining the future of plastics.

About 400 million tonnes of plastic waste is produced every year.​

Together with partners, we aim to support the design and scale-up of disruptive technologies to shift the dial on plastic waste across the Indo-Pacific region.