Bantar Gebang holds an estimated 39 million tonnes of garbage, with 7,000 tonnes added daily. It should reach its capacity of 49 million tonnes by 2021, if not before. Photo: AP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

As the waste piles higher in Jakarta’s vast landfill, the Western lie about recycling is further exposed

  • At the end of 2017, China banned the import of waste materials and an entire ‘do-gooder’ ecosystem collapsed as a result
  • Now the landfills of Southeast Asia are overflowing and the West has no credible solution to a problem of its own making

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Bantar Gebang holds an estimated 39 million tonnes of garbage, with 7,000 tonnes added daily. It should reach its capacity of 49 million tonnes by 2021, if not before. Photo: AP
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