Canadian garbage will depart Philippines for Vancouver [UPDATED]
The containers of garbage will be loaded on the MV Bavaria and head back to Canada
OTTAWA—Sixty-nine shipping containers of fetid Canadian trash are being loaded onto a container ship in the Philippine port of Subic today.
Philippine foreign secretary Teddy Locsin posted video and photos to his Twitter account showing the containers being loaded onto MV (motor vessel) Bavaria.
The ship is expected to depart for Vancouver in the next few hours.
The containers have become a diplomatic nightmare for the Canadian government as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes an example out of Canada for attempting to dump its trash on his country.
The containers have been in the Philippines since 2013 and 2014, when they arrived falsely labelled as recycling plastics.
Philippine customs authorities inspected the containers and discovered about two-thirds of the contents to be ordinary household garbage, including electronic waste and used diapers.