Indonesia’s plastic recycling exports hit by tougher rules on imported waste

FILE PHOTO: Plastic waste from food packaging is pictured among the rubbish in Bangun village in Mojokerto, East Java province, Indonesia, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s exports of recycled plastic have plunged by 70% in the past few months due to a shortage of materials needed for production since Jakarta tightened rules on imported waste, an industry body said on Friday. In June Indonesia joined a number of other Southeast Asian countries in sending back imported trash […]

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