A cargo ship has arrived in the Philippines to collect 69 containers of old Canadian waste. The Filipino government says they were delivered illegally.
More than 60 containers full of garbage have returned to the western shores of Canada after being stranded for years in the Philippines. The matter had sparked a diplomatic row and prompted threats of an armed conflict.
After a Chinese ban, a rise in plastic trash exports to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines causes a political stink.
Many slum dwellers in the Philippine capital Manila live in constant fear of flooding. Now their shelters, often located near water, are to be cleared away as part of the city's flood management plans.
Rich countries with good recycling infrastructure hold Southeast Asia responsible for plastic waste polluting the sea. A fact-check shows that's not fair.
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