Getting recycling all wrong

May 28, 2019

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Plastic waste is shown covering almost the entire ground area of the photo with a slim green tree line along the top of the frame.

Plastic waste is piled outside an illegal recycling factory in Jenjarom, Kuala Langat, Malaysia, 2018.

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Lai Seng Sin/Reuters/File photo

Malaysia is tired of being an international dumping ground for trash from other countries and is sending the trash back. And, the problem with recycling is that a lot of material thrown in the bin is potentially contaminating other trash. We tell you how one American community is trying to get it right. Plus, a special report from Antarctica where tourists are learning how climate change impacts their lives.

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