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Malaysia Returns 150 Containers of Plastic Waste

January 21, 2020

Via: Waste360

Malaysia announced it has returned 150 containers of plastic waste to the countries from which they were illegally imported.

On January 20, the country’s Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said she ordered 3,737 metric tons of trash to be returned to 13 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France and Canada. CNN reports that of the 150 containers, 43 were sent back to France and 42 to the U.K., while the U.S. will receive 17 and Canada 11.

According to Yeo’s Facebook post on Monday, the return does not have any cost implication to the Malaysian government.

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