In China, scrap metal importers must show they have the capacity to process scrap into refined products. Photo: Reuters

China to issue scrap metal import licences and quotas as it clamps down on waste

  • Environment ministry increases scrutiny of traders and processors
  • Asian nations refuse overseas waste shipments and clamp down on smuggling
Topic |   China pollution

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In China, scrap metal importers must show they have the capacity to process scrap into refined products. Photo: Reuters
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Malaysia’s environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the country will fight back against developed nations looking to dump their waste. Photo: EPA

Malaysian minister Yeo Bee Yin blasts importers of illegal waste, vows to return 450 tonnes of rubbish to likes of US, Japan

  • Environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the Southeast Asian country ‘won’t continue to be a dumping ground for developed nations’
  • The 10 shipping containers of refuse to be sent back also contain plastic packaging and e-waste from Australia and Canada, among others
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysia’s environment minister Yeo Bee Yin says the country will fight back against developed nations looking to dump their waste. Photo: EPA
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