Malaysia sends back trash to 13 countries including UK, US

Malaysia sends back trash to 13 countries including UK, US

Malaysia has said it has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 countries since the third quarter last year. Of the 150 containers, 43 were returned to France, 42 to the UK, 17 to the US, 11 to Canada, 10 to Spain. ’We just want to give a message that Malaysia is not the dumping site of the world’, the Environment Minister warned. Another 110 containers are expected to be sent back soon.

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Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 1 months

So why was these sent there in the first place? Country's dont just all load up cargo containers full of waste plastics and send them to the same country, not unless said country offered to dispose or recycle the plastics....sounds like Malaysia bit off more then they could chew and now doing a 180 on the subject.

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