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Jakarta Post

Indonesia returns trash to exporters

  • Ardila Syakriah, Kharishar Kahfi and Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Batam   /   Mon, June 17 2019   /  12:31 am

The Environment and Forestry Ministry has returned five containers of trash to the United States after finding the containers, which were only supposed to carry clean paper scraps, contained diapers, plastic scraps, wood, fabrics and shoes in significant amounts.Trash, Waste and Hazardous Waste Management Directorate General secretary Sayid Muhadhar told The Jakarta Post that the government would return five containers to the US from Tanjung Perak Port [in Surabaya, East Java].“Although the containers were originally from Canada, the country of departure was the US,” he said Thursday. “The five containers are on the Zim Dalian vessel and are ready to be transported back to the US,” the Environment and Forestry Ministry said in a statement on Friday.The Trade Ministry had granted a permit for clean paper scraps to be imported in the five containers, which belong to PT Adiprima Sur...