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The project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, involves a supply ship towing a floating boom that corrals marine plastic with the aim of cleaning half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within 5 years
A study offers fresh evidence that the vast garbage patches floating in the middle of oceans are mostly the result of merchant marine vessels tossing their waste overboard by the ton
Scavenging in the European state of Kosovo is often left in the hands of marginalized Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian communities, who earn as little as 8 euros on a good day
Data on the combined solid, plastic, food and hazardous waste of 194 countries shows that the world now produces an average of 2.1 billion tons of trash each year – enough to fill more than 820,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools
Jakarta joins a chorus of Southeast Asian nations that are increasingly unhappy about being used as dumping grounds for trash from Western countries
A cargo vessel loaded with about 69 containers of rubbish docked in a port on the outskirts of Vancouver, says an Agence France-Presse reporter at the scene
Garbage trucks collect the trash in Boracay Island and dump it in a sanitary landfill in mainland Malay town
The 14-strong team sent by Nepal spends about 6 weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 – nearly 8,000 meters up – scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear
The diplomatic row caused by the presence of 69 container vans of garbage from Canada in the Philippines appears to be at an end
(UPDATED) Ghazipur landfill rises by nearly 10 meters a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth. According to East Delhi's superintendent engineer Arun Kumar, it is already more than 65 meters (213 feet) high.
(UPDATED) Green group EcoWaste Coalition says the quick reexport of the illegal waste sends a 'clear and unambiguous warning to waste traffickers to stop sending other countries' wastes into our port'
(3rd UPDATE) 'Baaaaaaaaa bye, as we say it,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr writes on Twitter as the garbage-loaded MV Bavaria set sail for Canada early Friday morning, May 31
Authorities are expecting that the transfer of the 69 container vans to MV Bavaria will be completed by Friday morning, May 31
(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr praises President Rodrigo Duterte 'for pushing the right button' and Canada 'for fully cooperating to get it done as he wanted'
Malacañang orders heads of government agencies 'to reduce official interaction with representatives of the Canadian government'
The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin
'The removal will be complete by the end of June, as the waste must be safely treated to meet Canadian safety and health requirements,' says the Canadian government
An 'outraged' Philippine President orders that a private shipping company dump the trash within Canada's territorial waters if Canada refuses to accept the garbage
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairperson and Administrator Wilma Eisma says the cargo forwarder that will transport the containers back to Canada is still evaluating the containers
Canada only manages to book a handler that will ship back the garbage on May 19, or 4 days after the May 15 deadline
(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines will 'maintain a diminished diplomatic presence' in Canada until its garbage is removed from the Philippines, says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte gives Canada until May 15 to start transporting the illegally-shipped garbage out of the Philippines
Some say, 'shame on us,' others call the Philippine president a ‘boor'
Reelectionist senator Koko Pimentel says that President Duterte's threat of war against Canada is just ‘exaggeration’
(UPDATED) The Canadian embassy says their country 'is aware of the court decision ordering the importer to ship the material back to Canada'
The Philippine President advises Canada to 'prepare a grand reception' for their tons of trash
The consignee meant to process the trash, Verde Soko, is absent during the hearing
The video is a teaser for a documentary that captures a pilot project testing how bounty incentives could catalyze and self-organize grassroot communities for sustainable environmental impact
'Sending the garbage back to its origin is only just, moral, and lawful,' says EcoWaste Coalition
(UPDATED) January 9 is the target date for the return of the trash shipment to Pyeongtaek City in South Korea, says a Customs official
South Korea commits to take back the waste dumped in Misamis Oriental and vows to prevent similar incidents from happening again
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Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda says there is 'no need to worry' and he will see to it that the garbage is shipped back to South Korea
Tourism facilities are contributing to Panglao’s struggle with trash while mayors fight it out
Tourism brings in revenues also spent to curb the garbage problem
Old and new problems pose challenges to Panglao’s waste management system
Panglao, often promoted as an alternative to world-famous Boracay, has a long history of neglecting solid waste
Brands need to give consumers options that encourage them to reuse, recycle, or return their plastic packaging instead of throwing them away after one use
Seventeen years after its enactment, LGUs struggle to implement our solid waste management law
The ambitious project by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit group, hopes to clean up half of the infamous garbage patch within 5 years when all systems are deployed
The Office of the Ombudsman also says it found probable cause to file graft charges against Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna for 'gross inexcusable negligence' over the controversial shipment
The regular garbage collection schedule in barangays and main roads will be followed from March 26 to April 1
Collected trash were mostly plastic water bottles, styrofoam food containers, and carton boxes among others
Often dubbed a paradise on earth, the Indonesian holiday island has become an embarrassing poster child for the country's trash problem
103 container vans of trash from Canada were illegally shipped by an Ontario-based company to Manila from 2013 to 2015. They remain on Philippine ports.
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Tuesday, November 21, 9 am
(UPDATED) The garbage was illegally shipped to the Philippines from Canada in 2013
(UPDATED) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confronted by the issues of human rights, women empowerment, and his country's illegal shipment of trash to the Philippines at the 31st ASEAN Summit
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says they are still ironing out certain details like who should bear the financial responsibility for taking back the trash, shipped to the Philippines by a Canadian company
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has impressed world leaders and swooning girls alike, but he has been hit for his views on climate change and using PR stunts to distract the public