• STUDY CALLS FOR BASE BAN AMENDMENT RATIFICATION TO PREVENT TOXIC WASTE DUMPING

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    Ban Toxics (BT) and the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) yesterday released a study calling for the immediate ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, stating that the ratification has been “long overdue.” The study entitled “Demystifying the Impacts of a Basel Ban Amendment Ratification by the Philippines” dispels the major concerns of some sectors that the ratification of the amendment will pose adverse impacts to the Philippine economy. The study focuses on the economic, environmental, and health impacts of the hazardous waste recycling activities in order to aid in policy making in determining the acceptability of the Basel Ban Amendment. The Basel Ban Amendment is an amendment to the Basel Convention, prohibiting the export of toxic waste from rich countries such as the United States, Canada, and Japan, to developing countries such as the Philippines, for any reason.

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