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Indonesia’s crackdown on foreign imported waste has disturbed the village of Bangun, where inhabitants say they gain more cash sorting through trash stacks than growing rice in one-time paddy fields. Indonesia, overwhelmed by a spike in waste tariffs after China closed its doors to foreign waste, tightened import regulations and customs checks and returned hundreds of tons of foreign waste. Green organizations commended the crackdown, but citizens in Bangun say

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Tens of tons of Canadian garbage taken to the Philippines for years arrived back home to Canada on Saturday, putting an end to a diplomatic row that highlighted how Asian nations have been tired of being the world’s trash dump. A cargo vessel loaded with about 69 containers of rubbish docked in a port on the outskirts of Vancouver. The trash will be incinerated at a waste-to-energy facility, local officials