Ship carrying waste arrives back in Canada from the Philippines

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The ship Anna Maersk arrives at Roberts Bank port carrying 69 containers of mostly paper and plastic waste returned by the Philippines in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

A ship carrying 69 containers of plastic waste that was mislabeled as recyclable waste has arrived in Canada. It was accidentally sent to the Philipines earlier this year causing a diplomatic dispute between the two countries that lasted months. The Canadian government has said that the waste will be incinerated but the timing is uncertain.

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