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Indonesia returns 57 containers of developed world's waste:The Asahi Shimbun

Indonesia returns 57 containers of developed world's waste:The Asahi Shimbun”

This time, the firm stance was shown by the country's related authorities handling eight containers comprising 210 tons of waste shipped from Brisbane's seaport in Queensland, Australia, to Surabaya's Tanjung Perak Port.

Indonesian law decrees that shipments found to contain contaminants must be sent back to their country of origin.

The eight containers seized in Surabaya city should have contained only waste paper, but authorities also found hazardous material and household trash including plastic bottles and packaging, used diapers, electronic waste and cans, a spokesman for the East Java customs agency told AFP.

The trend of southeast Asian nations rejecting being used as dumping grounds for Western waste has continued with Indonesia declaring that it will ship eight containers of trash back to Australia.

More plastic rubbish from industrialised countries has found its way to Indonesia and other South-East Asian countries after China past year stopped importing waste from overseas to curb pollution.

B3 waste refers to materials that are classified as toxic and hazardous.

Custom officers stand near containers of waste at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Tuesday's announcement comes hot on the heels of customs officials revealing last week that they would be shipping other batches of contaminated garbage back to several countries including the US, France and Germany.

Within the last couple of months, the Philippines returned 69 containers of illegal waste to Canada - while Malaysia has announced plans to return 3,300 tons of trash to countries including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Global recycling was thrown for a loop in 2018, when China put out a ban on imports of foreign waste (32 categories of solid waste, to be exact).

Thus, imported waste has become a serious global challenge.

Instead of specifically responding to the issue of imported plastic waste, the ASEAN leaders adopted the Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN region on June 22.

Environmental groups in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines have been actively urging their governments to tighten regulations on imports of plastic trash especially, saying that the trash is detrimental to the environment and is only making their respective growing trash problems even more insurmountable.

A study published in June previous year in the journal Science Advances that used United Nations data found other nations would need to find a home for more than 110 million tons of plastic waste by 2030 because of the Chinese ban. Drums, pipes, and buckets were among the plastic goods found loaded inside the containers, which were sent to Batuampar Port.



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