MBtv: Foreign trash ‘like treasure’ in Indonesia’s plastics village

Governments around the world are grappling with how to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic, but for the people of Bangun trash equals cash. Around two-thirds of the town’s residents eke out a living sorting and selling discarded plastic bottles, wrappers and cups back to local companies, and after China blocked imports of foreign garbage early this year — the pile is growing.