Southeast Asian nations are pushing back against serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash. Photo: AFP

Southeast Asia fights back against trash menace after West turned region into world’s dumping ground

  • When China banned imports last year, shipments were diverted to Southeast Asia, which soon became overwhelmed
  • Here are some of the ways that companies, authorities and start-ups around the region are tackling the problem
Topic |   Malaysia

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Southeast Asian nations are pushing back against serving as dumping grounds for foreign trash. Photo: AFP
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Trash being processed at the Vancouver Waste-To-Energy garbage facility. Photo: Reuters

69 containers of rubbish arrive back in Canada, six years after being dumped in the Philippines

  • The trash will be incinerated at a waste-to-energy facility, local officials said
  • It ends a years-long dispute which flared up after a Canadian firm shipped to the Philippines containers mislabelled as recyclable plastics, but actually contained paper, plastics, electronics and household waste
Topic |   Environment

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Trash being processed at the Vancouver Waste-To-Energy garbage facility. Photo: Reuters
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