Published on Dec 29, 2018
Each year, the world’s developed countries generate millions of tons of plastic waste. Much of that used to be exported to China for recycling, but last year China banned the practice. Now, the flow of plastic waste is being diverted to southeast Asia, where some officials say waste from unlicensed factories is polluting their farms and water sources. CGTN’s Rian Maelzer visited one town in Malaysia to see for himself.