Why is Malaysia sending our rubbish back?


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This week Malaysia ordered several thousand tonnes of imported plastic waste to be sent back to the countries it came from. The country’s government says it has become a dumping ground for wealthier nations and that much of the refuse has been imported illegally. Some of it is from the UK. We talk rubbish with comedian Phil Wang who was brought up in Malaysia and the BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head, who has been visiting waste recycling plants in Thailand. You can email the Beyond Today team at beyond.today@bbc.co.uk or comment on social media using #beyondtoday Producers: Philly Beaumont, Lucy Hancock Mixed by Weidong Lin Editor: John Shields

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