Since China banned plastic waste imports in January 2018, Southeast Asia has become the world’s dumping ground. Photo: AFP

Dozens of companies launch US$1 billion bid to end plastic pollution in Asia but environmentalists dismiss it as ‘greenwashing’ stunt

  • Since China banned plastic waste imports in January 2018, Southeast Asia has become the world’s dumping ground
  • Thailand had a 2,000 per cent jump in the imports of US plastic waste in the first six months of 2018
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Since China banned plastic waste imports in January 2018, Southeast Asia has become the world’s dumping ground. Photo: AFP
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Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid joined the South China Morning Post as Asia Correspondent in 2018. He has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.