Indonesia rejected the waste due to violation of import rules.
The volunteers aren't part of any official group and organise events with the aim to encourage people to care about their children's future - the environment.
Last year China, previously the centre of the global recycling trade, abruptly imposed restrictions on imports of recyclable items. Could such a move force exporting countries to raise their recycling standards?
Plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in EU by 2021 as the economic bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts.
As the result of an astonishing ‘recycling revolution’, Sweden has nearly reached ‘zero waste’ levels and imports at least two million tonnes of rubbish from other European countries.
In Lagos, Nigeria, truckloads of electronic waste illegally imported from developed countries is causing problems for human health and the environment.
EU member states waste an estimated 88 tonnes of food annually. European lawmakers are voting on a policy for the next 15 years that aims to cut back the waste.
Most of the e-waste produced by developed countries ends up in sub-Saharan African nations, or in poor Asian and Latin American countries, which are themselves struggling to manage their own e-waste.
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