Multiplier Events 2019
The war over the plastic waste (Euronews, 30.05.2019)
The war over the plastic waste has started. Countries in Southeast Asia that have been receiving huge amounts of Western waste for a long time send the waste back to where it came from.The dispute between the Philippines and Canada has enabled environmentalists. They demand the enforcement of the United Nations-initiated Basel Convention. It regulates the control of transboundary shipments of hazardous waste.
186 states have joined the agreement. The US is the only developed country that has so far refused ratification. Read More (german article).