BBC Documentary Reveals Ipoh Has Become A Dumping Ground For UK Supermarkets

Shots from the documentary reveal plastic waste that are at least 6 metres tall.

Cover image via BBC/Greenpeace Malaysia (Edited by SAYS)

An upcoming BBC documentary has revealed that Ipoh has become a dumping ground for plastic waste from the United Kingdom

Celebrity chef and television personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Image via BBC/Mirror UK

The discovery was made in an upcoming BBC documentary focusing on plastic waste, which features celebrity chef and television personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and BBC presenter Anita Rani, reported Wales Online.

Photos from the documentary show the presenter walking amidst mounds of plastic waste - many bearing UK brands and city councils - that tower at heights of six metres

Image via Twitter @UE

According to Daily Mail, some of the packaging by UK companies that were found in the pile included M&S, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, and Waitrose.

There are also plastic waste by city councils, including Braintree, Essex, Rhondda Cynon Taf in South Wales, and Milton Keynes.

Ironically, the Milton Keynes' plastic bag bore a message telling users that it didn't want unrecyclable rubbish.

Image via Twitter @UE

Perak Environment Committee chairman Dr Abdul Aziz Bari has expressed shock over the exposé

Dr Abdul Aziz said the committee had no information on the matter, and has tasked the state Environment Department to look into it, reported The Star.

"It's quite embarrassing but I trust the department will also check with the Ipoh City Council. I am confident we can get to the bottom of this," he added.

The discovery in Ipoh is the latest in Malaysia's battle on plastic waste imports: