51 garbage filled container vans to be sent back to South Korea - BOC

51 garbage filled container vans to be sent back to South Korea - BOC




The Philippines will be exporting goods to South Korea- 51 containers all in all to be exact.
These filled containers are tons of garbage from South Korea that was shipped in Mindanao last year.
“We expect the 51 garbage-filled containers stored at MICT (Mindanao International Container Terminal) to be home-bound by January 9 provided that all regulatory requirements are readily available,” Mindanao International Container Terminal port collector John Simon told mediamen.
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Prior to having an agreement between the two countries, the Korean Ministry of Environment last November already initiated legal procedures to take the garbage back to South Korea.

"The Korea Customs Service is investigating the exporter in question for the possibility of its exporting of wastes with illegitmately prepared documentation," the SoKor embassy said.
It was July last year the containers arrived in Tagaloan, Misamis Oriental.
The Bureau of Customs said the record showed that the garbage shipment was consigned by South Korean company- Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corporation. It was declared containing “ plastic synthetic flakes.”
The shipment of the 51 garbage filled containers from South Korea was the second big case of garbage importation to the country.
The shipment was misdeclared as containing plastic synthetic flakes, contained plastic, used batteries, diapers, dextrose tubes, among other hospital waste.
The first recorded garbage importation in the country happened between 2013 and 2015, around 100 garbage filled container vans were exported from Canada to the Philippines, it took months before the authorities discovered.
The containers revealed toxic and hazardous waste.


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