Flex movements on industrial waste dumping, according to ASEAN.

Malaysia and the Philippines Civil Society Organizations encourage the 10 Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to designate the whole area a “no dumping ground” for hazardous waste and plastic waste. The 10 Member States of the Association of ASEAN are urged by Malaysia and the Philippines Civil Society Organizations to declare the entire area as a ‘no dumping ground’ for hazardous waste and plastic waste.

The groups’ appeal for a regional stance to discourage international waste dumping came on the heels of the Asia Environmental Enforcement Awards (AEEA), where recipients from Malaysia and the Philippines were honored for their work in combating transboundary environmental crime. This has contributed to the re-export to their countries of origin of illegal plastic waste imports.

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