- ごみ（後出 dumping ground はごみ捨て場、dump は捨てる）
- environment minister
- (be) stacked with ～
- smuggle in
- en route to ～
- 【写真説明】 shipment
Malaysia to return plastic waste to origin nations
PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons of non- recyclable plastic waste to nations such as the U.S., U.K., Japan and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said on May 28.
Sixty containers stacked with contaminated waste were smuggled in en route to illegal processing facilities in Malaysia. The waste included electronic waste from the U.S., Canada and Japan.
Yeo said the waste ended up being dumped in developing nations where they are recycled illegally, causing environmental and health hazards.
Malaysia and many developing countries have become new targets after China banned the import of plastic waste last year, Yeo explained.