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Recycling rules

The introduction of standardised global regulations could result in better recycling rates for all countries, waste specialists Top Glory Marine has said. It believes that a set of standardised global regulations or guidelines on the treatment of waste, especially plastic, would help increase the amount of efficiently recycled materials. Managing director, Silke Fehr, said that despite the Basel Convention being ratified by 189 countries, there is still a tremendous number of exports from industrialised countries, like the UK, Germany and US, to less developed countries, such as Malaysia and Vietnam which do not have the infrastructure to support effective recycling.

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