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Malaysia faces problems with smuggled plastic waste

Plastic waste is entering Malaysia via shipping containers with false reports of another type of import that does not need permit, according to the country’s Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin. A two-week investigation concluded that plastic waste is being smuggled in from countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, United States and Germany.

Vessel detained in Salerno for carrying scrap cargo

The Bulgaria-flagged general cargo ship ‘Seven Star’ was detained in Salerno, Italy, as she was found carrying a cargo of hazardous iron waste, which is to be offloaded at the port and arrested. 

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