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Geneva, Switzerland | May 14th, 2015
International environmental organisations brought their protest against Canada for their refusal to take back the 50 shipment containers filled with household waste dumped in the Philippines almost two years ago, raised the matter at a high-level meeting of the Basel Convention and marched from that meeting to the Permanent Mission of Canada, in Geneva, Switzerland
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48 New Containers Came from Same Exporter as Canada Refuses to Prosecute
Quezon City, Philippines | May 22nd, 2015
Following a new discovery in the Port of Manila of yet another 48 containers of rotting household garbage illegally exported from Canada, environmental justice groups BAN Toxics (BT), Seattle based Basel Action Network (BAN), and Greenpeace Philippines strongly condemned the Canadian government for “callous disregard of international law”.
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Salt Lake Tribune Publishes In-Depth Stories following BAN Reports
April 8th, 2015
Please find links to interesting reporting on yet another irresponsible recycler – Stone Castle Recycling, and their enablers in Utah.
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March 31st, 2015
The international waste trade watchdog Basel Action Network (BAN) and their Philippines-based affiliate organization BAN Toxics strongly condemned the Canadian government today for violating the Basel Convention by refusing to repatriate more than 50 40-foot intermodal containers, each filled with household trash that were illegally exported from Canada almost two years ago.
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March 19th, 2015
Please find the latest federal enforcement action against an e-Waste trader. The trader pled guilty to being involved in exporting falsely represented CRTs to China. He appears to have been a broker and not associated with any one recycling firm. He faces a maximum penalty of $250,000 and 5 years in jail. BAN applauds this federal action to enforce even our inadequate laws to prevent unsustainable and damaging e-waste exports.
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