UK Councils are investigating what happens to their recycled rubbish after the BBC revealed 500 tonnes had been shipped unsorted to Indonesia. Customs at Jakarta impounded containers holding mixed up paper, cardboard, plastics and cans from UK households. They tipped off Real Story who went and found the rubbish was clearly British and falsely described as waste paper. Documents linked it to a company contracted to process recycling by councils in the South of England.


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