CRIMINAL GANGS ARE CASHING IN ON HUMANITY’S PLASTIC CRAP

On 15 March, Vice reported that, in SE Asia, law enforcement has noticed the oddest of goods circulating in the underworld: plastic junk such as bottles, candy wrappers and yogurt cups.  It says that there is a growing business in making plastic disappear in dumps and furnaces across the region.  In 2018, a plastic ban by China threw the global recycling market into disarray.  It is said that each year only about a fifth of what is produced gets recycled and the balance goes to dumps, incinerators and increasingly the ocean, harming wildlife and causing such horrors as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx8mdq/criminal-gangs-are-cashing-in-on-humanitys-plastic-crap

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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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