UK attempts to follow Larry Summers’ advice to ship waste to poor countries and fails (try a poorer country next time!)

Brazil returns hazardous UK waste

Around 1,500 tons of hazardous waste which arrived in Brazil from the UK labelled as recyclable plastic is on its way back, authorities have said.

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said the cargo included used syringes, condoms and dirty nappies.

from the bbc

And you’re supposed to pay the poor country!

(And here is the Summers advice to which I refer.)

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