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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