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Duterte threatens “war” against Canada over debris sent to the Philippines

"I will give a warning to Canada next week that they can better pull it out (junk)," he said Tuesday, according to CNN Philippines. "We will explain war against them, we can handle them anyway."According to the CNN Philippines, 103 containers of 2,450 tonnes of trash were sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.The containers were labeled as plastic for recycling, but inspectors in the Philippines found that the garbage was not recyclable. The garbage was declared illegal, because the private Canada-based company responsible for shipping the cargo did not have import declarations. The problem of global waste and what to do with it has become a growing problem. For years, developed countries have delivered recyclable waste abroad for processing, which is starting to change. Last year, China moved to ban "foreign garbage" as a way to reduce environmental damage. The restrictions have reportedly led to recycling waste being poured into industrialized countries with nowhere to send it. "I can't understand why they make us a dump," said Duterte, warning that he would sail to Canada and dump the garbage there and add: "The garbage comes home." The Philippines has long called on Canada for years to repatriate its junk. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier that he was "very committed to finding a solution" to the dumped waste. Duterte often uses bombastic statements. Earlier this month, he threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing did not "leave" a manila occupied island in the…

“I will give a warning to Canada next week that they can better pull it out (junk),” he said Tuesday, according to CNN Philippines. “We will explain war against them, we can handle them anyway.”

According to the CNN Philippines, 103 containers of 2,450 tonnes of trash were sent to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.

The containers were labeled as plastic for recycling, but inspectors in the Philippines found that the garbage was not recyclable. The garbage was declared illegal, because the private Canada-based company responsible for shipping the cargo did not have import declarations.

The problem of global waste and what to do with it has become a growing problem. For years, developed countries have delivered recyclable waste abroad for processing, which is starting to change.

Last year, China moved to ban “foreign garbage” as a way to reduce environmental damage. The restrictions have reportedly led to recycling waste being poured into industrialized countries with nowhere to send it.

“I can’t understand why they make us a dump,” said Duterte, warning that he would sail to Canada and dump the garbage there and add: “The garbage comes home.”

The Philippines has long called on Canada for years to repatriate its junk. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier that he was “very committed to finding a solution” to the dumped waste.

Duterte often uses bombastic statements. Earlier this month, he threatened to send his troops on a “suicide mission” if Beijing did not “leave” a manila occupied island in the South China Sea.

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