Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

PULAU INDAH, Malaysia (Reuters) – Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia’s biggest port. The stench of burning plastic and fumes […]

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