Southeast Asia | Asian states urged to sign treaty to avoid 'tidal wave' of foreign trash

Asian states urged to sign treaty to avoid ‘tidal wave’ of foreign trash

Thai officials have been scrambling to deal with a waste scandal after discovering thousands of tons of plastic and electronic waste has been imported since China banned foreign waste last year; other states have been warned 'it is coming your way'

June 28, 2018 2:38 PM (UTC+8)
A policeman inspects piles of electronic waste at a factory in Klong Luang near Bangkok. The factory owner was charged with disposing of waste without permission and illegally employing foreign workers. Photo: AFP/ Bangkok Post/ Chanat Katanyu
A policeman inspects piles of electronic waste at a factory in Klong Luang near Bangkok. The factory owner was charged with disposing of waste without permission and illegally employing foreign workers. Photo: AFP/ Bangkok Post/ Chanat Katanyu
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