The Canadian authorities chose a plant in Burnaby for the disposal of garbage from the Philippines by the end of summer, according to a statement published on the official website of Metro Vancouver County in southern Canada.
Earlier, Canadian Minister of the Environment Kathryn McKenna said that the transport company Bollore Logistics Canada should remove garbage from the Philippines to Canada by the end of June. However, the Philippines rejected the offer of Canada to take out the garbage from the country before the end of June, and they hope that it will be taken out earlier.
According to the document, the company that converts waste into energy, utilizes about 1.5 thousand tons of Canadian garbage, which is planned to be returned to the country from the Philippines.
It is noted that this company was chosen by the Ministry of the Environment because of its proximity to the port of Vancouver. The company has been operating for more than 25 years and produces electricity that covers the needs of approximately 16 thousand houses. According to the statement, it is the best option for the environment to get energy and resources from garbage that cannot be reused or recycled.
According to studies conducted in the Philippines in 2014 and 2015, garbage mainly consists of paper and a mixed plastic with a low content of pollutants. The county is expected to recycle garbage by the end of the summer.
Earlier, Canadian Minister of the Environment Kathryn McKenna said that the transport company Bollore Logistics Canada should remove garbage from the Philippines to Canada by the end of June.
Earlier it was reported that the Philippines recalled its ambassador and consuls from Canada due to the fact that the Canadian side did not start the removal of garbage illegally imported in 2013. In response, the Canadian authorities said they were disappointed with the decision of the Philippines, while the country’s Foreign Ministry reiterated its commitment to take out the garbage. Earlier, Canadian authorities refused to return the garbage, citing the lack of authority to oblige a private carrier to do so.