Villager Keman sitting amongst plastic waste in the village of Bangun, Indonesia. Photo: AFP

Trash equals cash in Indonesia as villagers profit from China’s move to stop importing foreign garbage

  • China’s decision to block international waste sent the recycling industry into chaos, with huge quantities of rubbish being redirected to Southeast Asia
  • Greenpeace has warned that plastics prosperity comes at a huge environmental and public health cost, but locals say they are making a tidy profit
Topic |   Indonesia

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Villager Keman sitting amongst plastic waste in the village of Bangun, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
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