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Malaysia finds 110 abandoned containers filled with toxic waste at port

Port. Cranes. Containers

REUTERS, JULY 19, 2020 Over 1,800 tonnes of toxic waste found abandoned in 100 containers at Port of Tanjung Pelepas KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia discovered 110 containers of hazardous heavy metals from Romania and bound for Indonesia that had illegally entered the country and were abandoned last month, its largest case of dumped toxic waste, state media Bernama reported …

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MSC stops accepting some exports to Hong Kong

Aerial view of container ship at Port of Hong Kong

PortandTerminal.com, June 11, 2020 HONG KONG – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) this month stopped accepting shipments of recovered plastics, fiber, metals and chemicals headed for Hong Kong. MSC’s announcement comes as China imposes national security laws on Hong Kong and the U.S. declares Hong Kong no longer has a high degree of autonomy from China. Hong Kong historically has been a significant outlet for …

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Indonesia sending back 547 containers of waste from West

PortandTerminal.com, September 20, 2019 Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a dumping ground for foreign trash. JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesia is sending 547 containers of waste back to wealthy nations after discovering they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous …

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