Spain caught sending illegal waste to Malaysia

Photo of Teresa Ribera at the Cepsa plant in Tenerife. Credit: [email protected]

AFTER China closed the doors to the importation of waste material, it 
has been diverted to other parts of Asia and recently Malaysia seized 
large volumes of illegal plastic waste sent from Spain.

According to Greenpeace, in 2018, Spain was the eighth largest
exporter of waste to Malaysia and much of this was sent by clandestine
methods with the content of containers not being properly described.

The Minister of the Environment in that country, Madam Yeo Bee Yin
recently revealed that no less than 24 containers full of plastic
waste which cannot be recycled was seized in Selangor State and as
they have been imported in breach of a United Nations Treaty, all will
be returned to Spain in due course.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews

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