In­done­sia re­turns con­tain­ers of waste to France, Hong Kong

Fiji Sun - - Asia News -

Jakarta: In­done­sia has re­turned seven ship­ping con­tain­ers of il­le­gally im­ported waste to France and Hong Kong, an of­fi­cial said, mark­ing the lat­est move by a South-east Asian nation to send back rub­bish to their wealthy places of ori­gin. The con­tain­ers were loaded with a com­bi­na­tion of garbage, plas­tic waste and haz­ardous ma­te­ri­als in vi­o­la­tion of im­port rules, ac­cord­ing to cus­toms of­fi­cials on Batam.

“The con­tain­ers left on Monday and some of­fi­cials were there to see the ship de­part,” head of lo­cal cus­tom of­fice Susila Brata told AFP on Tues­day.

Ear­lier, cus­toms spokesper­son Su­marna told AFP that five con­tain­ers were des­tined for Hong Kong and two were headed back to France.

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