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Malaysia Is Sending Non-recyclers To Their Origin Place

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The world is on recycle war as we all have seen it. Every country in the world is up to making a world a better place to live and to do so the first step they took is to recycle all the recyclable materials so that the resources can be reused.

A Malaysian official inspects a container filled with plastic waste shipment prior to sending it to the Westport in Port Klang, Malaysia, on May 28, 2019.
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While countries like China have already banned the export of the recyclables between them and other countries, seems like Malaysia is also up to something like this.

As they have decided to send all the non-recyclable waste to the places where they originated and the numbers are not less. Malaysia is sending 3,300 tons of non-recyclable plastics to their respective countries such as the U.S., U.K., Cannada, and Australia. The reason behind sending the waste back to their countries is that Malaysia doesn’t want to become just a spot where every rich country can leave their remains behind.

This statement was conveyed by the Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin. Yeo also said that after China ditched all other countries by banning the imports of plastic waste, the rich nations are trying to target the developing nations so that they can keep their nations clean and leave other countries to rot behind. She conveyed that there are 60 containers are all loaded up with the contaminated waste which was smuggled em route to process them illegally.

Ten of the containers are already ready and scheduled to be sent to their respective countries within the next two weeks. Reporters were called out to the port where the non-recyclers were kept as the waste was stored near the port situated outside Kuala Lumpur. Yeo conveyed in a press conference, “This is probably just the tip of the iceberg (due) to the banning of plastic waste by China. Malaysia will not be a dumping ground to the world … we will fight back. Even though we are a small country, we can’t be bullied by developed countries.”

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