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Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Canada takes garbage back from Philippines, ending long dispute

Tonnes of Canadian garbage left in the Philippines for years arrived back home Saturday, putting an end to a festering diplomatic row that highlighted how Asian nations have grown tired of being the world's trash dump.

Nepal picks up four bodies, 11 tonnes of garbage in Everest clean-up

Nepal picks up four bodies, 11 tonnes of garbage in Everest clean-up

Nepali climbers have retrieved four bodies and collected some 11 tonnes of decades-old garbage from Mount Everest and its approach below the base camp as part of a drive ...

Canada vows to pay for return of garbage shipped to the Philippines

Canada vows to pay for return of garbage shipped to the Philippines

Canada has vowed to pay for the return of garbage shipped to the Philippines more than five years ago after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum, an official said on Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.

Tons of garbage removed from Manila Bay at start of clean-up drive

Tons of garbage removed from Manila Bay at start of clean-up drive

More than 40 tons of garbage were removed from the shores of the Philippines' Manila Bay on Sunday at the start of a campaign to clean up the polluted stretch of coastline.

Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores

Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores

Some 8 million tonnes of plastic garbage - bottles, packaging and other waste - is dumped in the sea every year, killing marine life.

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast

Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.

No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon's garbage mountains grow

No end to crisis in sight as Lebanon's garbage mountains grow

Arpi Kruzian has lived on the coastline east of Beirut for three decades. But now her balcony has a different view: a massive mound of trash rising on the Mediterranean.

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis

Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday.

Cabinet approves draft law to bar littering in public spaces

Cabinet approves draft law to bar littering in public spaces

The Cabinet has given its nod to a draft law that seeks to prevent littering in public spaces across the country. The draft law will replace Law No 8 of 1974 on Public Hygiene.

Sri Lanka bans open garbage dumping to protect elephants

Sri Lanka bans open garbage dumping to protect elephants

Authorities in Sri Lanka on Wednesday banned the open dumping of garbage near wildlife sanctuaries to discourage elephants from foraging for rotting food scraps and risking their lives.