Lebanon Plans to Dump Garbage - But Sierra Leone Rejects Deal

Lebanon Plans to Dump Garbage - But Sierra Leone Rejects Deal

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.

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Watchdog Groups Ask Basel Convention to Examine Canada’s Non-Compliance in Philippines Household Waste Dumping Case

Watchdog Groups Ask Basel Convention to Examine Canada’s Non-Compliance in Philippines Household Waste Dumping Case

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.

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Protest over Canada's Garbage Dumped in Philippines brought to the UN in Geneva

Protest over Canada's Garbage Dumped in Philippines brought to the UN in Geneva

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.

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