Inside Story

Should rich nations dump their rubbish on developing countries?

A dispute between the Philippines and Canada is exposing the dirty side of the global trade in waste disposal.

It is often said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

But that’s not how the Philippines sees dozens of shipping containers filled with waste from Canada.

The case has sparked a diplomatic dispute, and is just one example of a global problem with managing our rubbish.

Who should pick up the task of treating our trash?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Beau Bakon-Gis – Break Free From Plastics

Ziad Abi-Shaker – Founder, Cedar Environment, an industrial engineering organisation

Edward Kosior – Nextek recycling consultancy