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’
Topic |   The Philippines

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

Charles McDermid

Charles McDermid joined the South China Morning Post as Asia Correspondent in 2018. He has worked for the New York Times, Al Jazeera and the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.