Malaysia ships back “illegal” plastic waste to UK, France and US
Malaysia has shipped 150 containers of plastic waste back to a number of countries – including the UK, France and US – its environment minister has announced today (20 Jan).
The 150 containers hold 3,737 tonnes of plastic waste that were allegedly brought into the country “illegally”, according to the Malaysian government.
Of the 150 containers, 42 will be returned to the UK, 43 to France, 17 to the United States, 11 to Canada, 10 to Spain and five to Japan.
An additional 110 containers are in the process of being shipped back, 60 of which originated from the United States, 15 from Canada and 14 from Japan.
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