The Canadian rubbish had been falsely labelled as plastics for recycling. Photo: Alamy
The Canadian rubbish had been falsely labelled as plastics for recycling. Photo: Alamy

Five years on, Canada’s dumped garbage is still causing a big stink in the Philippines

  • Tonnes of rotting refuse have sat festering on the docks in the Philippines since arriving illicitly from Vancouver in 2013
  • Manila has repeatedly asked Canada to repatriate the rubbish, but Ottawa will only concede that it is ‘theoretically possible’

The Canadian rubbish had been falsely labelled as plastics for recycling. Photo: Alamy
The Canadian rubbish had been falsely labelled as plastics for recycling. Photo: Alamy
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