How much waste did Brazil ship back to Britain a few months back?



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    In August, The London Evening Standard reported that Brazil returned 90 containers of clinical waste including used syringes labeled as recyclable plastic back to Britain.  Reuters reported that the”rubbish” including dirty diapers and used computer parts weighed about 1600 tons.  Both sources note that several men have been arrested in connection to importing the waste, which is illegal in Brazil even if for recycling purposes and Brazilian authorities are outraged that developed nations are using underdeveloped nations as dumps!

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