Baled waste dumped near Malacca, Malaysia. Photo: Handout

Since Beijing shunned waste imports, Hong Kong has deluged Southeast Asia with plastic

  • The year that mainland China stopped taking in plastics for recycling, exports from the city to Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam shot up
  • Rule changes from next year could mean that even those routes are closed
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Baled waste dumped near Malacca, Malaysia. Photo: Handout
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Delivery drivers in Beijing prepare for Singles' Day. Photo: EPA-EFE

Green groups raise alarm over China’s growing e-commerce waste mountain

  • Retailers are waiting for recycling regulations instead of taking initiative, campaigners say
  • Draft packaging standards were published last month, and e-commerce companies say they have waste reduction plans in operation
Topic |   China pollution

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Delivery drivers in Beijing prepare for Singles' Day. Photo: EPA-EFE
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