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Hong Kong trash @ PHL
« on: May 23, 2019, 11:39:31 PM »

Mixed plastic waste from Hong Kong discovered in Misamis Oriental
Published May 23, 2019 11:08pm

The shipment from Hong Kong arrived at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan town, Misamis Oriental in Mindanao last January and has since been abandoned.

Upon inspection, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) discovered 21 large bags that contain crushed electronic parts classified as mixed plastic waste.

The shipment from Hong Kong was initially declared as electronic accessories.

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Meanwhile. the Ecowaste Coalition said the shipment was hazardous.

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After undergoing due legal process, the shipment shall be returned immediately to Hong Kong, according to the BOC.

The BOC also said that its monitoring efforts are ongoing as it believes that a bigger haul of similar imported waste from Hong Kong may have been shipped somewhere else in the country.


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Re: Hong Kong trash @ PHL
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 02:06:44 PM »
Palace says trash from Hong Kong to be shipped back
Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News
Posted at May 24 2019 07:43 PM

MANILA- Trash from Hong Kong shipped to Misamis Oriental earlier this year will be returned to the Chinese administrative region, Malacaņang said Friday.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Bureau of Customs will return the trash shipment declared as "assorted electronic accessories."

"We understand that the BOC would export this illegal shipment back to its port of origin," he said in a statement.

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