Thailand temporarily stops plastic, e-scrap imports

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Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works (DIW) has temporarily halted imports of plastic and electronic scrap, according to ThaiVisa and others.

Although the ban is temporary, DIW is working toward a long-term measure to indefinitely ban plastic scrap and e-scrap.

Police have raided a number of facilities during the past month on suspicion that they illegally imported e-scrap, and DIW will work with local authorities to inspect all of the country’s more than 2,200 recycling facilities.

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