On 21st October, lobby group Unearthed published a report saying that its investigation has found packaging from everyday British products – exported as recycling – discarded at multiple illegal dump sites in Malaysia.  UK exports of plastic scrap for recycling to Malaysia rose after China – previously the world’s largest importer of the materials – closed its doors to such imports.  It found, alongside a recycling facility that was shut down months ago, it found ripped-open recycling bags from UK local authorities discarded among a huge pile of plastic bags, alongside yet more food packaging from the UK and across Europe.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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