Malaysia to Return U.S. Plastic Waste Shipment Under New U.N. Rules

24 Mar 2021

Malaysia will return a container of plastic trash en route from the United States as it violates new U.N. rules governing hazardous waste, the environment ministry said, one of the first signs of the regulations being enforced. Two years ago, more than 180 countries agreed to ban hard-to-recycle plastic waste trade in an attempt to stop rich countries dumping trash in the developing world, where it often ends up polluting the local environment and the ocean.

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