A Quezon City-based environmental organization has pushed the government to take drastic actions against the entry of the erroneously declared plastic trash from South Korea, an incident similar to the still unresolved Canadian garbage-dumping controversy in the country.
The EcoWaste Coalition feared that the Philippines may eventually turn to a dumping ground of the other country’s garbage if the government fails to resolve the issue the soonest possible time.
As it pushed the panic button, EcoWaste said that if the practice persists the garbage woes of the country will worsen, citing that the Philippines is also struggling with its trash disposal problem.
Fearing a repeat of the still unresolved Canadian garbage dumping scandal, EcoWaste asked authorities to reject the illegal garbage imports from South Korea and to return them at once to their origin. (Chito Chavez)