Many developed countries exported their recyclable plastic in large amounts to other countries to process, Malaysia being one of them.
Though we have since banned the import of plastic scraps, the official definition of plastic scraps remains vague, and the ban also did not halt unregulated or poorly regulated burning and dumping of plastic.
It is no secret that the global plastic recycling market is in need of a major overhaul. What are the long-term effects of a broken recycling system, and what would an overhaul of this system look like?
BFM discusses this and more with Mageswari Sangaralingam, a senior research officer at the Consumers’ Association of Penang and honorary secretary of Sahabat Alam Malaysia.
Produced and presented by Juliet Jacobs
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