Nine container vans of waste from Australia and a 40-foot container van from Hong Kong were recently discovered in Misamis Oriental.

Illegal waste from Australia

Seven container vans of Australian waste were discovered in Misamis Oriental, which is said to be consigned to Holcim Philippines, Inc. © Ecowaste Coalition

These are the latest in a series of high-profile illegal waste shipments to have been discovered to enter the country in the past few years. These shipments are likely only the tip of the iceberg, and we don’t know if there are other waste shipments that have not yet been discovered.

We will continue to be a dumping ground for waste importations unless the Philippine government bans the entry of foreign waste to our shores and ratifies the Basel Ban Amendment. Illegal waste dumping to developing countries should be stopped at all costs. SIGN THE PETITION.

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