10 must-reads for today

Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory dumped near an oil palm plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia, last week.
Scrap from an illegal plastic recycling factory dumped near an oil palm plantation in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia, last week.PHOTO: REUTERS

1 Overrun by plastic waste

Illegal plastic recycling factories have popped up in Malaysia in recent months as the nation became the top choice for plastic waste exporters from around the world, following a Chinese ban on waste imports from the beginning of this year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe