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ECOWASTE COALITION URGES GOV'T TO BAN GARBAGE IMPORTS



Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition is urging the government to ban the shipment of garbage into the country.

In a statement, EcoWaste National Coordinator Aileen Lucero said “it's high time for the Philippines to demand that developed countries, as well as manufacturers of plastics and other disposable goods, take full responsibility for their products throughout their whole life cycle.”

The group made the appeal as it denounced the entry of misdeclared plastic trash from South Korea which reportedly arrived at Mindanao International Container Terminal in July.

They also called on the authorities to reject the illegal garbage imports from South Korea and to return them at once to their origin.