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Pressure on Aquino to tell Harper to take back waste

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Pressure on Aquino to tell Harper to take back waste

Public pressure is mounting on Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to tell Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take back some 50 container vans of possibly toxic garbage illegally exported to Manila two years ago by a Canadian company. In time for Aquino’s state visit to Canada, non-governmental organizations in the Philippines, as well as netizens that included Canadians, petitioned him to bring up the issue with Harper. In 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs seized container vans carrying various waste and hazardous materials, including non-recyclable plastics and adult diapers, imported from Canada. They were misdeclared to be containing assorted scrap plastic materials for recycling.

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