Tuan Ibrahim: 150 containers of plastic waste shipped back, 84 more to go

Environment Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man. – Bernama

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): About 150 containers of plastic waste have been shipped back to the countries of origin while another 84 will be sent back soon, says Environment Minister Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

He said the countries heading the list were Belgium, the United Kingdom, France and Vietnam.

Tuan Ibrahim said the deadline for finalising the shipment of all the plastic waste containers depends on the important documents that need to be prepared, besides informing the exporting country.

"When the container arrives, we need to conduct a thorough inspection to confirm whether it is in violation of our rules and if it is, then the containers will be sent back," he told a press conference after chairing his first post-Cabinet meeting here on Wednesday (March 11).

He said the Ministry, through the Environment Department, would continue efforts to curb illegally imported plastic waste to keep Malaysia free from pollution. – Bernama

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