Indonesia returns 19 containers of British waste in dumping crack down

Indonesia has returned 19 shipping containers of British waste to the UK, as part of a crackdown by its customs agency on illegal dumping.

According to the Telegraph, the containers were returned to the UK in August from Tanjung Perak port after they were imported by paper manufacturing company PT Mega Surya Eratama. 

They contained a combination of rubbish, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of import rules, according to the newspaper.

Around 250 containers, seized across the country in recent months, have already been returned and authorities are inspecting more than 1,000 others, agency spokesman Deni Surjantoro was quoted in the Telegraph as saying.

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