Huge rise in US plastic waste shipments to poor countries.

Published by Ocean Generation \ October 5, 2018 9:17 am

Since China’s crackdown on foreign waste imports, Plastic waste from the US has surged in new directions, flooding poor developing countries with the over flow of the United States waste. A cause for concern, as 50% of all plastic waste from the US in the past six months has been shipped to Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Since China’s ban on foreign waste, western countries are scrambling to find new places to offload their extra plastic waste. Plastic, is literally chocking our planet in every single way, and now we are using even more resources to just move the problem from place to place.

Consumers are now angry, they realise a life without plastic is difficult, so they try their hardest to recycle. Many people are now finding out that their recycled waste is simply been shipped to undeveloped countries for them to store and deal with. Adding a new level to this vicious cycle of plastic dependency.

 

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