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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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.