UK now exporting more waste to countries with highest levels of ocean plastic pollution
The ban on plastic exports to China has seen the UK offloading its waste to nations with questionable records on marine pollution.
In the four months since the ban came into force waste being exported to Malaysia more than trebled, making it the main destination for British plastics.
Exports to Vietnam increased by 50 per cent, while the amount sent to Thailand shot up fifty-fold.
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