“It’s not our trash”!
That from Metro Vancouver which is responding to news out of the Philippines that Vancouver’s garbage is piling up in the Asian nation.
50 shipping containers full of Vancouver garbage were said to be rotting in Philippine ports.
Richmond mayor and Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee chair Malcolm Brodie says the story is false.
“It sounds like it’s come from Ontario, Whitby Ontario, where there’s a company called Ontario Chronic Inc. It may have gone through the Port of Vancouver but it’s not Metro Vancouver waste, for sure.”
Brodie says he hopes it’s not common practice for other jurisdictions to ship their trash off shore, especially moving it through Vancouver’s port.