Environmental groups are accusing the Trudeau government of acting in bad faith after it quietly signed a bilateral agreement with the U.S. that could allow it to evade some of its obligations to stop shipping plastic waste to poor countries around the world.
(Colombo, Sri Lanka) - After a year-long legal process, the Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka ordered its Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to return over 240 waste containers back to the United Kingdom after their illegal import to this South Asia island nation. In the case brought by the Centre for Environmental Justice Sri Lanka, the court also recommended that government authorities take legal action against the companies who sent the waste.
Groups pursue ban on waste trade as the first anniversary of the re-exportation of Canadian garbage dumped in the Philippines on May 31 nears
Thursday, 28 May 2020
(Quezon City, Philippines) - Civil society groups marked the first anniversary of the repatriation of 69 container vans of rotting Canadian garbage to their source with a resounding plea for decisive policy actions to prevent its recurrence and to defend environmental justice and the rule of law.