Crime networks profit from China plastic trash import ban — Interpol

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Fri, 2020-08-28 05:43

SHANGHAI, China: Criminal networks are smuggling plastic trash from the West to illegal recycling plants in Asia, profiting from a 2018 ban on waste imports in China where the bulk of used plastic was previously processed, Interpol said on Friday.
The decline in the number of legal export channels for millions of tons of waste has “opened the door to illegal business opportunities,” the police organization said in a report, resulting in a surge in illegal trade and waste treatment.

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