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Plastic Waste Imports: Do the Economic Benefits Outweigh the Environmental Costs?

Dr. Agamutu Pariatamby, Professor, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University

07-Apr-21 07:17

Plastic Waste Imports: Do the Economic Benefits Outweigh the Environmental Costs?

The Basel Convention came into force in January this year, aimed at governing the trade of plastic waste to prevent developing countries from becoming dumping grounds. Dr. Agamutu Pariatamby, Professor at the Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University discusses his concerns about allowing plastic waste imports, and opportunities for improvements in the recycling industry.

Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Noelle Lim, Roshan Kanesan


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Tags:  recyclingplastic wastesingle-use plasticsEnergy, EnvironmentGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingEconomy, MarketsEnvironment/SustainabilityPolitics, News, Current Affairs


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