hazardous wastes - updates

Rappler's latest stories on hazardous wastes


Value of environmental crime at record-high $258B – report

Jun 04, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Environmental crime is the world’s 4th largest criminal enterprise after drug smuggling counterfeiting and human trafficking

ILLEGAL LOGGING. This picture taken in a forest close to Rantoe Panjang Bidari village, East Aceh on April 21, 2016 shows Indonesian policemen conducting an operation to crack down on illegal logging.  File photo by AFP

Lawmakers to probe Canada garbage dumping in Tarlac

Jul 20, 2015 - 3:05 PM

UPDATED At least 26 container vans of trash are already in a Tarlac landfill Local government officials stop further dumping pending a probe into the issue

'TOXIC' BURDEN. This is a file photo of the contents of one of the container vans illegally shipped from Canada. Photo from Change.org

Miriam to PH: Use int'l deal vs Canada garbage

May 17, 2015 - 6:23 PM

The senator urges the Philippine government to cite an international agreement to hold Canada accountable for the illegally exported trash since 2013

No 'trash' talk between Aquino, Canadian officials

May 10, 2015 - 12:54 AM

President Benigno Aquino III explains why he did not raise the matter to his Canadian counterpart

STRONGER TIES. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a joint press conference in Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada, on May 8, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Illegal Canadian garbage not toxic after all – DENR

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:46 PM

An environment group suspects government agencies are backing down on the issue because of President Aquino s planned state visit to Canada later this year

SAFE OR NOT SAFE? The 50 container vans of smuggled garbage from Canada pose health and environmental risks, say green groups. Photo from Change.org

PH Coast Guard hikes fines for toxic waste dumping in seas

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:28 PM

Ships caught dumping toxic waste into Philippine waters will be fined P100 000 to P500 000 – up from a previous fine of only P10 000

TOXIC. Philippine seas are vulnerable to toxic substances released into it, such as the oil that spilled from a Petron depot in Cavite in August 2013. Photo from EPA

5 tips for a Christmas free of e-waste

Dec 02, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Many gadgets contain toxic metals that can stream into our environment if not managed properly

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

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