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(Group urges PH to ban importation of waste plastic)

(Quezon City)  A national environmental health and justice organization denounced the entry of misdeclared plastic trash from South Korea, a highly developed economy, to a country like the Philippines, which is struggling to address its own garbage woes.

Fearing a repeat of the still unresolved Canadian garbage dumping scandal, the Quezon City-based EcoWaste Coalition called on the authorities to reject the illegal garbage imports from South Korea and to return them at once to their origin.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/11/01/0200000000AEN20181101013500320.html

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Yonhap) -- The mediation committee for the dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. and its former employees suffering from work-related illnesses announced the finalized settlement for the two parties, with the plan including compensation of up to 150 million won (US$132,000) per illness.

Workers reminded not to bring home toxic lead dust for the health of their children and families

 

(Skin whiteners, lipsticks among those found contaminated with heavy metals)

EcoWaste Coalition

Unit 336, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1100 Quezon City, Philippines

Phone/FaxL 4411846  E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org

Website: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

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