Trash shipment from PH back in Canada

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 30) — The tons of garbage that had been dumped in the Philippines from Canada several years ago are back in the North American country.

The 69 containers of trash shipped through The Maersk's MV Bavaria arrived at a Canada port Sunday (Philippine time), according to CNN Newsource.

This comes almost a month after the garbage was sent back from Subic Bay in Zambales on May 31, following the order of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The shipment was what remained of the more than 2,500 tons of waste illegally shipped to Manila in batches in 2013 and 2014 by Canadian company Chronic Plastics Inc. The company declared the trash in 103 container vans as "recyclable plastic scraps."

The trash shipment had caused a standoff between the two countries, with Duterte even threatening to declare war over the issue.

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