Philippines demands Canada take back 2,500 tonnes of Vancouver trash
For two years, it’s been straining Canadian-Filipino relations, prompting protests, petitions, stern-worded political threats and even a demand for an official government inquiry.
As 50 shipping containers full of Vancouver garbage continue to rot in Philippine ports, officials in the Asian nation remain adamant that Canada should “take back its waste.”
“The waste is just there in our port,” said a statement last week by Philippine Senator Loren Legarda, one of the main campaigners against the Canadian trash.
Legarda was speaking at a hearing where Philippine senators were told that the 2,500 tonnes of Canadian trash was violating both “domestic laws” and international garbage treaties. Details