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Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory are dumped near a palm oil plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory are dumped near a palm oil plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory are dumped near a palm oil plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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A view of an illegal plastic recycling factory in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

A view of an illegal plastic recycling factory in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

A view of an illegal plastic recycling factory in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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A view of plastic waste dumping site at palm oil plantation in Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

A view of plastic waste dumping site at palm oil plantation in Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

A view of plastic waste dumping site at palm oil plantation in Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Melted plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Melted plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Melted plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Plastic waste are piled on a truck in an illegal recycling factory sealed off by the authorities in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled on a truck in an illegal recycling factory sealed off by the authorities in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Plastic waste are piled on a truck in an illegal recycling factory sealed off by the authorities in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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Burnt plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Burnt plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Burnt plastic waste from open burning is pictured on the roadside in Pulau Indah, Malaysia October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin
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