France fines brokerage firm for sending illegal waste to Malaysia


The French ecological transition ministry said it traced the plastic waste to a brokerage firm in southern France which, after Malaysia this summer returned the illegal consigment, it fined 192,000 euros before referring the company to the justice authorities .

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France has for the first time inflicted a 192,000-euro fine on a brokerage company for sending 20 containers of illegal plastic waste to Malaysia, which recently pledged to send back any unauthorised consignments to countries of origin, reports The Telegraph.