5 months Malaysia to send wastes back to US, Canada, UK, Australia Manilatimes |World
PORT Klang, Malaysia: Malaysia will send back some 3,300 tons of nonrecyclable plastic waste to countries such as the US, UK, Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia and many developing countries have become new targets after China banned the import of plastic waste last year. She said 60 containers stacked with contaminated waste were smuggled in en route to illegal processing facilities in the country and will be sent back to their countries of origin. Ten of the containers are due ... more