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Groups support Santiago’s resolution against toxic waste dumping in PHL; calls for Basel Ban Amendment ratification intensified

16 September 2014, Manila – Environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT) and the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) announced their emphatic support for the resolution filed by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago calling for proactive measures to prevent toxic waste from other countries being dumped in the Philippines.

The resolution also calls for the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, an amendment to the Basel Convention, which bans the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes from developed to lesser developed countries that are destined for disposal or recycling.

South Cotabato pursues mercury-free small-scale mining

Partners with leading NGO on mercury elimination

Green groups, health advocates call for the immediate ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

In a forum organized by Green Convergence, green groups and health advocates gathered to strengthen their call and strongly urge the Aquino administration to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment.