Sri Lanka Ships Containers of Illegal, Hazardous Waste Back to the U.K.

International law prohibits ‘toxic trade,’ wherein wealthier countries try to offload their toxic waste onto developing nations with laxer environmental regulations.

written by
Rajvi Desai
Sep 28, 2020
waste dumping in Sri Lanka
Image credit: Sri Lankan Customs/AFP
AuthorRajvi Desai

Rajvi Desai is The Swaddle's Culture Editor. After graduating from NYU as a Journalism and Politics major, she covered breaking news and politics in New York City, and dabbled in design and entertainment journalism. Back in the homeland, she's interested in tackling beauty, sports, politics and human rights in her gender-focused writing, while also co-managing The Swaddle Team's podcast, Respectfully Disagree.