Philippines to Transport Back 2,500 Tons of Trash to Canada

Philippines to Transport Back 2,500 Tons of Trash to Canada

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Last September 6, 2016, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said that the Philippines will be shipping the wastes that arrived in the country  early 2013 back to Canada. And in a statement, an inter-agency committee has settled to proceed with the court’s order on the repatriation of some 2,500 tons of trash which came from Vancouver, Canada.

The said inter-agency committee consisted of the BOC, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Justice.

Earlier on Monday, September 5, 2016, the Customs said that the committee asserted favor on the June 30 court order of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 1 Judge Tita Bughao-Alisuag which covers fifty forty-footer (50×40) containers containing assorted heterogeneous plastic materials that were all consigned to Chronic Plastics Inc. The shipping expense will be shouldered by the importer.

Currently, the containers are parked at the Subic and Manila International Container Yards and are causing port congestion, posing hazards to the public health and are incurring expenses on the BOC’s part.

This coming September 30, 2016, the Manila RTC will be conducting another hearing on the case with the DOJ set to file a motion for the order’s execution.

Source: Sun.Star

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