Another Country Just Received A Massive Shipment Of Garbage From Canada And They're Not Happy

Another Country Just Received A Massive Shipment Of Garbage From Canada And They're Not Happy

Earlier this month, ports in Vancouver accepted a shipment of 1,500 tonnes of garbage back from the Philippines, after a lengthy dispute with the country about Canada’s trash. While it looked for a short while like Canada’s garbage wars were coming to an end, it seems they may have only just begun, as another country is now asking Canada to take back its trash.

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US Objects to New Global Rules to Better Control Exports of Contaminated and Mixed Plastic Waste

The US is the sole member of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) -- the group of 36 developed nations, that has chosen to object to the adoption of recently agreed Basel Convention trade controls to ensure that plastic wastes that are dirty and mixed and thus difficult to recycle can only be exported with the prior permission of the importing country.

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Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo

Hong Kong urged to look into high-profile case of electronic waste illegally shipped to Philippines as Greenpeace loses track of cargo

Hong Kong authorities have been urged to look into a high-profile case where a container holding tonnes of electronic and plastic waste illegally shipped to the Philippines from the city was sent back last week.

Philippine officials discovered the cargo in May. Photo: Greenpeace Hong Kong Office / Froilan Gallardo

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Is the EU lowering global standards for toxic and persistent substances?

Is the EU lowering global standards for toxic and persistent substances?

In its quest to improve recycling rates and to waste less, the EU is losing its renown as a leader in global chemicals management.

In Europe, the phrase "circular economy" is a golden ticket – one of those hopeful-sounding, vaguely futuristic concepts bandied about in the Brussels bubble as a potential solution to the world's environmental problems.

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Wealthy Nations Seek Solutions at Home as More Developing Countries Reject Plastic Waste Exports

Wealthy Nations Seek Solutions at Home as More Developing Countries Reject Plastic Waste Exports

On May 28, 2019, Malaysia's environment minister announced that they are sending 3,000 metric tons of contaminated plastic wastes back to their countries of origin, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. Along with the Philippines, which is sending 2,400 tons of illegally exported trash back to Canada, Malaysia highlights how controversial the global trade in plastic trash has become.

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