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When picturing a zero-waste lifestyle to help preserve the environment, the first thing that usually springs to mind is how to reduce single-use plastic waste, or use of materials which are difficult to recycle, such as polyester.

Food waste rarely gets the same attention, but it is a major issue. Food waste may decompose naturally, but it requires large volumes of resources to produce, and also adds to the issue of social inequality, particularly in developing countries like Indonesia, where the poverty rate is high.

About 19.4 million people in Indonesia suffer from malnutrition, with around a quarter of Indonesian children still suffering from stunting and acute malnutrition which causes stunting. In 2019, Indonesia’s Global Hunger Index was 21.9%, slightly higher than Laos’ figure.

Yin Ying H'ng first joined APRIL Group in 2017 as a researcher based in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau. At that time, little did she know that her choice to work in APRIL would bring her to Finland to undertake year-long post-doctoral research with full financial support from the company.

Why did she choose APRIL to further her career? How does it feel living in Pangkalan Kerinci? With her impressive educational background, why does Yin Ying feel that APRIL is the right place to implement her knowledge?

Let's get to know her better as she shares her thoughts on education, career journey, and passion with us.


The Riau Provincial Government received 400,000 pieces of cloth masks from APRIL as assistance in fighting the spread of Covid-19 in Riau Province.

"The cloth masks will be distributed to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the red zone of the spread of the dangerous virus," said the Governor of Riau, Syamsuar, in his statement in Pekanbaru.


Syamsuar said that he was very grateful and appreciated the assistance. He said that cloth masks are urgently needed to prevent transmission of Covid-19 in the community.

According to Syamsuar, the spirit of mutual cooperation which is reflected in APRIL's efforts needs should be made an example for the community and other parties.

Despite increasing digitalization, paper plays a key role in our everyday lives, from facial tissues to the packaging your latest online purchase arrives in.

But have you ever wondered how paper is made?

Paper Making

"As one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable pulp and paper, APRIL Group helps create products that are used by millions of people every day in liquid packaging, printing and writing paper, tissues, shopping bags, food packaging, magazines and books.

Here’s how paper is made step by step