WATCH THE TRAILER ! Thousands of tons of plastic scrap collected for recycling from British households have been transported and dumped on sites across the world, a Sky News investigation has revealed.
Experts have warned there is ""no other solution"" for dealing with waste which is now stockpiled in countries as far away as Poland and Hong Kong than to consign it to landfill.
Sky News' documentary, Dirty Business, exposes a system that makes it more lucrative to export our plastic recycling than process it ourselves.
It raises concerns the system could be inflating our recycling rates and failing to channel investment into recycling here in the UK.