Penang only managed to send 10 containers back

Nowhere to go: A file photo showing containers with plastic waste being opened and displayed to the media at the Customs enforcement department store in Bagan Jermal, Butterworth in May.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang is doing all it can to get the almost 400 containers packed with municipal plastic rubbish from foreign countries sent back. But the going is slow.Only 10 out of the 397 containers filled with plastic waste at North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) have been sent back to their countries of origin since they were discovered last year.

State Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the 10 were sent back to Hong Kong, Japan and Germany by the National Solid Waste Management Department.

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