More than 3,000 tons of plastic waste illegally disposed in Malaysia

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Tonnes of garbage shipped by Canada to Philippines and Malaysia (Customs via Reuters)

Malaysia government will send back more than 3,000 tons of plastic waste which were illegally disposed in Malaysia to countries of origin.

The plastic waste came from 14 countries, including Canada, the United States, Japan, France, Australia and Britain.

Some of these countries reportedly said they will not accept to take back their rubbish

 A spokesman for Canada’s environment ministry on Thursday told Reuters, “there are no plans for the Canadian government to pick up waste in Malaysia.”

He added that Canada received no information about any shipment of waste from Canada to Malaysia, and there was no indication of how much of the plastic waste was of Canadian origin.

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