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Mountains of clothing build up as recycling breaks down

Market traders. Bags of used clothing

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 MADRID/NAIROBI (Reuters) – Clothes recycling is the pressure-release valve of fast fashion, and it’s breaking under COVID-19 curbs. The multi-billion-dollar trade in second-hand clothing helps prevent the global fashion industry’s growing pile of waste going straight to landfill, while keeping wardrobes clear for next season’s designs. But it’s facing a crisis. Exporters are struggling, as are …

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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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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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Philippines threaten war then proceed to shoot themselves in the foot

PortandTerminal.com, May 17, 2019 Manila, Philippines – Last month, the Philippines’ bellicose President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare war on Canada. This week the Philippines escalated its dispute with Canada by recalling its ambassador and consulate heads over a row concerning 100 containers of garbage stuck at the Port of Manila. At midnight last night, letters for the recall of …

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We are not your garbage dump. Duterte threatens Canada with war over trash

Photo of President Rodrigo Duterte

PortandTerminal.com, April 24, 2019 The president of the Philippines says if Canada doesn’t take back tonnes of trash within the next week he will “declare war” and ship the containers back himself. According to a report by CNN Philippines, 103 containers holding 2,450 tons of trash were shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 from Canada. Much of it …

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