Posted on 09.09.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in World with 0 Comments
Indonesia has returned 19 containers of British waste to the UK, according to the customs agency. The move comes in the wake of a Telegraph investigation that revealed that children in the Southeast Asian country are being poisoned by the British household’s recycling waste sent there and burnt on open dumps.
The containers were returned to the UK on August 1st from Tanjung Perak Port after being imported by paper manufacturing firm PT Mega Surya Eratama, according to official documents. They contained a combination of rubbish , plastic, waste and hazardous materials, in violation of import rules. Huge amount of waste have been redirected to Southeast Asia after China blocked foreign refuse last year in a bid to clean up its environment.