The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a new report praising BAN's e-Stewards Program for improving the responsible management of used electronics in the US.Read More
BAN uncovered that a US ship recycling company exported an old ship to shipbreaking beaches in India instead of recycling it themselves. The Horizon Trader was just beached at a notorious shipbreaking site in Alang, India.Read More
Sierra Leone just announced that they want no part of a reported deal with Lebanon that would export Lebanese household waste to the West African nation.
The Government of Lebanon approved a plan to export loads of household trash to a nearby African or a Middle-Eastern country. According to Lebanon, they received clearance from the Government of Sierra Leone to export the waste there. Yet the Government of Sierra Leone denies such an agreement and refuses to accept the waste.Read More
Basel Action Network and Ban Toxics, based in the Philippines, have requested the Secretariat of the Basel Convention invoke formal proceedings on Canada’s unwillingness to perform their Basel Convention obligations after Canada allowed the dumping of more than 100 containers of Canadian household waste on the Philippines.Read More
International environmental organizations 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. The groups raised the matter at a high-level meeting of the Basel Convention and marched from the meeting to the Permanent Mission of Canada, in Geneva, Switzerland.Read More