Malaysia to ship 450 tonnes plastic waste back to countries of origin

Mikha Chan

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin inspecting a container of plastic waste in Port Klang today. She says a UK recycling company has exported to Malaysia more than 50,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste in the past two years. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Najjua Zulkefli, May 28, 2019.

MALAYSIA will ship 450 metric tonnes of contaminated plastic waste back to the countries of origin, said Yeo Bee Yin today.

The energy, science, technology, environment and climate change minister said the waste came from Australia, the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, Spain and Bangladesh.

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  • Bravo! To Yeo in ensuring that Malaysian have a healthy environment. Foreign
    countries should be responsible fo their own problems not dumpling their waste to others and wash their hands off!

    Posted 1 year ago by Witzi Leong