M’sia works on sending back 110 containers of plastic waste

17 Feb 2020 / 15:59 H.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has begun the process of sending back 110 containers of plastic waste that are still in the country, according to Deputy Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis.

“The 110 containers that are still in the country are likely in the process of shipment towards their country of origin,“ she told reporters after launching the ROSE Foundation and laboratory today.

When asked if there will be legislation to enact laws to ban the import of plastic waste, Isnaraissah said they are looking at that direction but the immediate focus is on shipping out the 110 containers.

“We are already in the process of sending them back,“ she said.

Previously, Malaysia sent back 150 containers of plastic waste back to their countries of origin, which mostly consist of developed nations.

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