garbage in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on garbage in the Philippines


Customs, Phividec to go after Verde Soko for S. Korean garbage import

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The consignee meant to process the trash, Verde Soko, is absent during the hearing

Members of the Ecowaste Coalition shows up signs condemning and protesting the importation of hazardous waste materials from South Korea inside the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Sunday, January 13,2019. The 1,400 tons of waste inside 51 40-footer containers will be ship back to South Korea onboard M/V Kalliroe on January 14,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler/Rappler

WATCH: 'Bounties for Basura' video documentary trailer

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:36 PM

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

TIMELINE: Canada garbage shipped to the Philippines

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:00 PM

(UPDATED) The garbage was illegally shipped to the Philippines from Canada in 2013

Illegal garbage dispute: Why can’t Canada be like Japan?

Aug 06, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The Canada garbage controversy brings back memories of a similar situation with Japan in 1999 Japan took back its garbage Will Canada do the same?

Groups to Aquino: Remind Canada about illegal trash

May 04, 2015 - 2:21 PM

UPDATED President Benigno Aquino III s state visit to Canada is a chance for him to bring up illegally shipped garbage that has been stranded in Manila ports for two years

NOT A DUMPSITE. Environmentalists tell President Benigno Aquino III to remind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper that container vans of garbage from Canada are still stranded in Philippine ports. Photo by Gigie Cruz/BAN Toxics

Cagayan de Oro's old dumpsite to be rehabilitated

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Four hectares of the dumpsite will be closed for rehabilitation as the city looks for a site for a new sanitary landfill – 9 years after the law requiring it took effect

DUMPSITE DEPENDENT. At least 1,700 scavengers and garbage workers make a dangerous living from Cagayan de Oro's decades-old dumpsite. Photo courtesy of Bobby Lagsa