SELANGOR, Malaysia — Follow the stench and you will find them: flaming heaps of dirty plastic, gushing black smoke, bringing death to a place otherwise teeming with life.Read More
In its quest to improve recycling rates and to waste less, the EU is losing its renown as a leader in global chemicals management.
In Europe, the phrase "circular economy" is a golden ticket – one of those hopeful-sounding, vaguely futuristic concepts bandied about in the Brussels bubble as a potential solution to the world's environmental problems.Read More
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia will re-export illegal plastic waste entering the country, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya said, following news of the illegal import of plastic waste in Gresik, East Java.Read More
On May 28, 2019, Malaysia's environment minister announced that they are sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Along with the Philippines, which is sending 2,400 tons of illegally exported trash back to Canada, Malaysia highlights how controversial the global trade in plastic trash has become.Read More
MANILA, Philippines — A green group is calling on the government to immediately ratify the Basel Ban Amendment to ensure that the Philippines will no longer become a dumping ground for wastes.Read More
There is a travel information distribution platform that is not at all known to many travel sales professionals. It is an underground network of those whose work is not for sale at Barnes & Noble and never discussed at travel agent gatherings.Read More
The global trash trade has reached a turning point; wealthier nations have long shipped their plastic waste to the developing world to be processed, but in recent months, some nations in Southeast Asia have begun sending the exports — much of it contaminated plastic and trash that is unrecyclable — back to where it came from.Read More
MANILA, Philippines — The country will again mark another victory in the “battle” against imported garbage as a container van loaded with electronic waste will be sent back to Hong Kong tomorrow, according to the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
The Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment, and Climate Change (MESTECC), has announced it will be shipping back 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste contained in ten containers, while running an inspection process on more than 50 containers that were brought to the country illegally.Read More
Beaches on Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean covered with litter. Shocking evidence of the pollution that pervades the world’s oceans has come to light with the discovery that more than 400m pieces of debris litter the coastline of the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands. The layers of rubbish on the Indian Ocean archipelago weighed an estimated 238 tonnes, and included almost 1m shoes and 373,000 toothbrushes.Read More