“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.
“Malaysia to Send 3000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Back to Countries of Origin.” So read a recent headline. Apparently, the Malaysians are tired of being a dumping ground for the world’s trash. They are not alone. China, which used to take 70 percent of the hardest to recycle plastic, is refusing it now too.
Imagining all that plastic junk being dumped back on the countries it came from reminds me of a science fiction story I read as a teenager.