Cambodia has returned 14 containers of plastic rubbish to their respective country of origin, while the remaining 69 containers of the waste will be sent off shortly.
The update was shared in a recent press release from the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
In addition to sending back the containers to its origins, the company (CHUNG YUEN Plastic Manufacturer Co.) responsible for bringing in the waste has also paid the fine of 1,037,500,000 Riel [roughly US$256,127].
Deportation of the remaining 69 container of plastic rubbish from Cambodia, underlined the source, has been requested for time extension until October 25.
CHUNG YUEN Plastic Manufacturer Co. has been found shipping 83 containers of plastic rubbish to Preah Sihanouk International Seaport in September 2018 and January 2019.
According to the investigation done by the Royal Government of Cambodia, 70 of the containers were from the United States and 13 from Canada.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press