wasteful shipping containers

According to the customs agency, Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their home nations, as the Southeast Asian country is pushing away from becoming a dumping ground for foreign waste. Approximately 250 containers seized across the archipelago have been returned in latest months and more than 1,000 are being inspected by the police, a customs official said. According to agency spokesman Deni Surjantoro, 49 waste containers


Indonesia’s crackdown on foreign imported waste has disturbed the village of Bangun, where inhabitants say they gain more cash sorting through trash stacks than growing rice in one-time paddy fields. Indonesia, overwhelmed by a spike in waste tariffs after China closed its doors to foreign waste, tightened import regulations and customs checks and returned hundreds of tons of foreign waste. Green organizations commended the crackdown, but citizens in Bangun say