Cambodia returns 14 out of 83 plastic waste-filled containers to countries of origin

Phnom Penh – Cambodia has returned 14 out of 83 plastic waste-filled containers to their countries of origin, and the remaining containers will be shipped out of the kingdom by Oct. 25, the country’s General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) said in a statement on Friday.

The statement said local Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co., Ltd, the illegal importer of the waste, shipped 14 containers out of Cambodia on Tuesday.

“Because the shipping company has faced some problems such as delays in shipping due to bad weather and freight congestion due to bookings from other customers, the Chungyuen Plastic Manufacture Co., Ltd. has asked to postpone the shipping of the remaining 69 plastic waste containers until Oct. 25, 2019, based on the shipping schedules provided by the shipping company,” it said.

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