Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of unwanted waste to 13 countries, angrily taking aim at exporters which are violating its ban on plastic waste that was first implemented in 2018.
Environment minister, Yeo Bee Yin, said: “If there are people who would like to see this [country] as the rubbish dumping site of the world, you dream on.
“For Malaysia, we do not want to pay a single cent because it is not about money, it’s about dignity right? So people dump their rubbish into your country, you are not supposed to pay them to send it back. You are supposed to let them send it back by themselves.”