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How to stop household waste from being shipped to developing countries

In one year alone, the UK produces 99kg of plastic waste per person, and exports about two-thirds of it to developing countries such as Malaysia, Pakistan and Vietnam. Much like the UK, these countries lack the infrastructure and capacity to recycle imported waste. As a result, this waste either ends up in landfill or waterways, or is altogether burned. Here are 5 ways to reduce your household waste and prevent it from being shipped to developing countries.

 

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