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

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

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