Philippine environmentalists demand Canada takes back 200m kg of household waste

“The scandal has dragged on for five years without resolution, despite promises from the Canadian government to address the problem, including public statements made by yourself as prime minister,” wrote Aileen Lucero, co-ordinator for the EcoWaste Coalition, in her letter to Mr Trudeau.

The coalition claimed that the “stark contrast” between Canada’s foot-dragging and South Korea’s recent deal to take 50 containers of its own rubbish back was “stoking anger.”