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Dumping plastic waste in Asia found destroying crops and health
by Michael Taylor
Thomson Reuters Foundation Translate This Article
23 April 2019
On 23 April 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported:
Plastic waste imports into Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam jumped from mid-2017 to early 2018, leading to illegal operations dumping and open-burning. The world's recyclable plastic is being shipped to Asia where it is illegally dumped, buried, or burned in the country with the lightest regulations, environmentalists warned on Tuesday [23 April] calling for greater transparency in the global waste trade.
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'For the first world, it makes them feel good about their waste supposedly being recycled but in reality it ends up in countries that cannot deal with the waste,' said Beau Baconguis, a plastics campaigner at GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) in Manila.
. . . Large volumes of plastic waste then diverted to other countries in the region, like Indonesia and India, where regulations on the waste trade are more lenient, the study said.
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