Singapore processes only tiny fraction of plastics locally; experts say this is unsustainable

The small proportion of plastics processed locally worries experts because there is currently an oversupply of such plastics.
The small proportion of plastics processed locally worries experts because there is currently an oversupply of such plastics.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The National Environment Agency (NEA) has disclosed that only 7 per cent of plastics collected here in 2018 for recycling was processed locally.

The small proportion worries experts because there is currently an oversupply of such plastics. At the same time, China has banned plastic imports, saying it plans to cut such waste imports to zero by 2020.

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