Why the UK is facing a major plastic waste crisis

Countries including Malaysia, China and Indonesia have turned their backs on the UK’s plastic waste. It must find new ways to dispose of its rubbish. Fast.

by David Burrows
Shipping containers at Westports in Port Klang, Malaysia, from where plastic waste shipments will be returned to their country of origin. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Shipping containers at Westports in Port Klang, Malaysia, from where plastic waste shipments will be returned to their country of origin. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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