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COVID-19 may be its current problem, but Indonesia has been wrestling for longer with illegal foreign waste landing up on its shores - smuggled in via imports of paper and plastic trash meant for recycling. After China banned the import of recyclables from developed nations under its National Sword policy in 2018, more plastic waste from places like Australia, Europe and the Americas landed up in Indonesia. But much of it was fit only for landfills, not recycling. Here's how this was illicitly done.
Undercover Asia

Undercover Asia - S7: How foreign plastic trash was smuggled into Indonesia

21 Apr 2020 01:08am
COVID-19 may be its current problem, but Indonesia has been wrestling for longer with illegal foreign waste landing up on its shores - smuggled in via imports of paper and plastic trash meant for recycling. After China banned the import of recyclables from developed nations under its National Sword policy in 2018, more plastic waste from places like Australia, Europe and the Americas landed up in Indonesia. But much of it was fit only for landfills, not recycling. Here's how this was illicitly done.

Undercover Asia

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CNA's award-winning investigative series Undercover Asia returns for the eighth season to uncover the hard truths in the underbelly of Asia, and help us understand the plight of the disenfranchised and the displaced.

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