Canada has agreed to pay the complete value of bringing 69 garbage-laden delivery containers again throughout the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver – but it surely stays unclear simply how a lot that will likely be.
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A spokesman for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says the president and his cupboard spoke in regards to the matter Monday night.
A World Affairs Canada official, talking on situation of anonymity to debate issues not but made public, says Canada has agreed to foot the invoice.
Nevertheless, the division gained’t speculate on how a lot repatriating the trash will value, saying solely that Surroundings and Local weather Change Canada is working to rent a agency to return the containers to Canada.
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Final month, Duterte gave Canada till Could 15 to get the containers out of the port close to Manila the place they’ve been rotting for practically six years.
The containers arrived within the Philippines labelled as plastics for recycling, however have been discovered to largely include trash, triggering a prolonged back-and-forth between the 2 governments over which ones ought to cope with the issue.
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