Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

Malaysia has said that it will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world’s trash. The waste-filled containers will be shipped to Malaysia from the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia and… Continue reading Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

180 nations agree on a new UN accord to curb export of plastic waste

Recently,1,400 representatives from around 180 countries has agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste.This meeting was organized by the UN Environment Programme(UNEP) in Geneva. The Geneva meeting amended the 1989 Basel Convention on the control of hazardous wastes to include plastic waste in a legally-binding, globally-reaching framework for managing… Continue reading 180 nations agree on a new UN accord to curb export of plastic waste