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Plastic waste is good and bad for Malaysia. Here’s why

Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia’s biggest port.

Pulau Indah is one of many towns in Malaysia where illegal plastic recycling factories have popped up in recent months as the Southeast Asian nation became the top choice for plastic waste exporters from around the world.

To find out more, follow the link below:

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/swamped-with-plastic-waste-malaysia-struggles-as-global-scrap-piles-up

(Photo credit: REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin)

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