Garbage that sparked tension between Philippines and Canada arrives at Vancouver port

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Garbage that sparked tension between Philippines and Canada arrives at Vancouver port


VANCOUVER—The Philippines has been asking Canada to take its garbage back since 2014. Today, 69 containers of paper, plastic and household garbage finally arrived at a Vancouver port.

The containers, filled with 1,500 tonnes of waste, left the Philippines on May 31 aboard the MV Bavaria cargo ship. They were later transferred to a larger ship, the Anna Maersk. That ship docked Saturday morning at Deltaport, a 30 minute drive away from Vancouver.

The garbage will be offloaded today and go through a customs inspection, before being transported by truck to the Burnaby Waste-to-Energy facility where it will be incinerated. That process will likely start on Sunday.





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