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    UK's plastic waste may be dumped overseas instead of recycled /Link

    Millions of tons of plastic sent abroad for recycling may be being dumped in landfill

    Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and homes may be ending up in landfill sites across the world, the government’s spending watchdog has warned.

    Huge amounts of packaging waste is being sent overseas on the basis that it will be recycled and turned into new products. However, concerns have been raised that in reality much of it is being dumped in sites from Turkey to Malaysia.

    Related: Our plastic pollution crisis is too big for recycling to fix | Annie Leonard

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    (@)Nazia Parveen North of England correspondent

    Published on 22 Jul 2018 at 11:01PM

    Female workers sort through polyethylene terephthalate bottles in a recycling factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh Salad stuff wrapped in plastic in a UK supermarket

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