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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