Malaysia's rising illegal plastic recycling factories

The plastics processing industry in Malaysia is worth an estimated $840m, but not all of the imported plastics can be recycled and will end up in landfills, at huge financial and environmental costs.

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    Malaysia is fast becoming the top destination for plastic waste exported from other countries.

    It is a booming industry, but an increase in the number of illegal recycling plants is already causing environmental hazards and not all of the waste can be recycled, leaving Malaysia to find a way to dispose of it.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Selangor state.


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