Plastic waste is seen inside a cargo container before being sent by Malaysian authorities back to the country of origin in Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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All nations must come up with answers in waste crisis

  • Developed nations are finding they can no longer dump their rubbish in China or Southeast Asia, and they must now process their own garbage and cut back on single-use plastics

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Plastic waste is seen inside a cargo container before being sent by Malaysian authorities back to the country of origin in Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Malaysia’s environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the country will fight back against developed nations looking to dump their waste. Photo: EPA

Malaysian minister Yeo Bee Yin blasts importers of illegal waste, vows to return 450 tonnes of rubbish to likes of US, Japan

  • Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the Southeast Asian country ‘won’t continue to be a dumping ground for developed nations’
  • The 10 shipping containers of refuse to be sent back also contain plastic packaging and e-waste from Australia and Canada, among others
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysia’s environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the country will fight back against developed nations looking to dump their waste. Photo: EPA
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