2 months Cause-oriented groups to exert all efforts to end dumping of foreign waste on our shores Cause-oriented groups to exert all efforts to end dumping of foreign waste on our shores
By Chito Chavez Various health and environmental groups have vowed to exert extreme pressure that will end foreign wastes from being dumped through the country’s seaports. (Photo from EcoWaste Coalition) Admitting it to be a Herculean task, the groups particularly said they continue to “grapple with the repacking of over 5,000 tons of illegal waste cargoes stranded in Misamis Oriental for re-export to South Korea’’. Emboldened by the impending entry into force of the Basel Ban Amendment on December 5, 2019, the Quezon City-based EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines urged the government to adopt two critical policy measures that ... more