Basel Ban Amendment - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Basel Ban Amendment


PH eyes customs strike team vs foreign waste imports

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:25 PM

'As time is of the essence, we hope the Bureau of Customs strike team versus foreign waste imports will be set up soon,' says EcoWaste Coalition

FOREIGN WASTE. The MV Bavaria, the container vessel hired to ship back the 69 container vans loaded with trash from Canada, sails as Greenpeace activists display a banner that reads "Philippines is not a dumpsite" during a protest against waste trade in Subic Bay International Terminal Corp. in Olongapo City, Zambales province, Philippines. Photo from Greenpeace

Canada wants its illegal garbage 'processed' in PH

Oct 13, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Fifty container vans of garbage from Canada have been sitting on Manila s ports – costing PH millions in storage fees and posing health risks to citizens – yet Ottawa says it can t demand its citizen to recall them

Miriam Santiago: Probe toxic waste dumping in PH

Sep 16, 2014 - 11:02 AM

The senator files a resolution to look into garbage exported by developed countries to the Philippines

Leaking shipment of Canadian garbage poses health risks

Apr 02, 2014 - 9:39 PM

The health department needs to disinfect 18 container vans at the expense of the government

HAZARDOUS. The 50 container vans of smuggled garbage from Canada pose health and environmental risks. Photo from

Metal in your gadgets: Why you should be scared

Mar 27, 2014 - 6:13 PM

Lead mercury cadmium and brominated flame retardants found inside laptops television sets and smart phones present health threats

E-WASTE. Circuit boards contain valuable metals but also toxic ones. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

PH urged to ratify amendment vs hazardous waste trade

Mar 19, 2014 - 7:18 AM

The amendment bans rich nations from dumping harmful garbage into developing countries like the Philippines

HAZARDOUS. Electronic waste contains highly toxic chemicals like lead, mercury and cadmium which exposes people to serious health risks