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S-E Asia plastics recyclers gearing up to benefit from China's ban

Their access to cheap labour and close proximity to China's manufacturing industries work in their favour

"I don't believe there is a global plastics pollution problem - there is a global plastics ignorance problem," says Mr Seah.

Kuala Lumpur

WHEN Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent's small truck during school holidays and help them collect scrap, going door-to-door around neighbourhoods in Malaysia's southern state of Johor.

Taking their haul back to the family yard...

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