Philippines threatening war with Canada

#41
Philippine Navy will kick the ass of the Canadian Navy....
That is entirely possible. Neither one is really first tier. (or large)
 
#42
There is a huge problem with recycling that is looming on the horizon that few people realise. China has recently banned the importation of plastic waste. Now for years that is where all that stuff the West has been ethically "recycling" has been going, often used as ballast to fill the empty ships returning to China having unloaded all the stuff China exports to the West.

We have been kidding ourselves that our waste is being recycled, it hasn't been, some of it has but most of it has simply been dumped in Chinese landfills. Well China has now banned this practice and suddenly there are millions of tons of rubbish sailing around the world's oceans looking for a home. It's starting to arrive in places like Malaysia and the Philippines but people there have started copping on to what's going on, with the results being incidents like that cited above.

Very soon there are going to be big piles of unrecycled rubbish piling up in the West and we are going to have to find some way of disposing of it.
Burn it or bury it - problem solved. Eco-loons should be ignored.
 
#43
Which will add costs, meaning that it will filter into the costs of packaging, which will affect consumer willingness to pay the difference, which will lead manufacturers to reduce packing (and overseas disposal locations more willing to take it for a sensible market-rate cost). All of which will be a good thing and will achieve the environmental benefits far more effectively for everyone than glueing yourself to Westminster Bridge....
Manufacturers aim to maximise profit; packing is an unwanted cost. Thus, packaging is minimised to what is necessary to preserve & protect product during storage and transportation.
 
#49
A few of those in the gulf region would be just what the doctor ordered,;) Put some manners on johnny arab.
Probably worth fitting a magazine and chambering a round if you want to divert his attention from the blonde hair and peach like complexion.
 
#52
Dump it all at sea. Out of sight, out of mind and fuck the turtles.
 
#53
Manufacturers aim to maximise profit; packing is an unwanted cost. Thus, packaging is minimised to what is necessary to preserve & protect product during storage and transportation.
Not always; it is sometimes to make the product more attractive and therefore more appealing to customers than those of competitors - Easter eggs are a classic example....
 
#55
War has been averted. The 6 dozen containers of trash will be coming back to Canada.
www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garbage-philippines-duterte-manilla-1.5120279?cmp=rss
Canada has made an offer to the Philippines to repatriate six dozen shipping containers full of rotting garbage that were erroneously shipped there six years ago, the federal environment minister said today.
"This is a file we've certainly been working hard on for a long time — obviously an irritant in our relationship with the Philippines, but also a problem," Catherine McKenna told reporters in Ottawa Thursday.
"We've had a team that's been working extremely hard, including from Environment and Climate Change Canada, to find a solution. I am not going to go into the details but there is a proposal on the table with the Philippines and we are hopeful we can come to a resolution."
The containers will be shipped to Vancouver, but where they go after that hasn't been announced yet.
McKenna said she would not "speculate" on where the garbage will go when it returns to Canada, nor would she disclose the cost of bringing the trash home.
In 2016 Canada amended regulations to ensure that any waste which was improperly sent abroad for recycling would be returned to Canada. This new announcement would be consistent with that commitment under the Basel Convention.
Management of hazardous waste and hazardous recyclable material - Canada.ca
The regulations were further amended in 2016 to strengthen Canada’s ability to meet two of its obligations under the Basel Convention: the obligation to seek the consent of importing and transit countries for any export from Canada of waste or recyclable material subject to the Basel Convention, including household waste; and the obligation to take or send back shipments that cannot be completed as planned.
Simple solution.

Ship the plastics back to Canada, land them in BC. Upset the hippy dippy West Costers. Then use a coal powered train to drive them to Alberta and use diesel trucks to drive the plastics up north to dump them in the massive pits the oil companies have made. Then we get to piss off the NDP and Greens. And the Albertan's as Canada dumps their shit in their backyard. That then upsets Jason Kenny and the PCs - bonus is if his neck fat glows red when he shouts through his press conference. Then set fire to the pit - the smoke and ash will negate any effect the Liberals Climate Change Tax will have. But only after I have got the climate adjustment on my tax return approved. Finally fly the ash in C130's and ditch it over Quebec.

I think that has covered all bases. Now if I could work a way to take the piss out of the Leafs for choking again then this morning would be essence.
It would appear that the Canadian government has adopted the first part of the advice offered by @Guns . It remains to be seen if they follow through on the rest of the plan. I suspect that so far as BC is concerned though all would be forgiven if it made Jason Kenney spontaneously combust in a massive grease fire.
 
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#56
There is a huge problem with recycling that is looming on the horizon that few people realise. China has recently banned the importation of plastic waste. Now for years that is where all that stuff the West has been ethically "recycling" has been going, often used as ballast to fill the empty ships returning to China having unloaded all the stuff China exports to the West.

We have been kidding ourselves that our waste is being recycled, it hasn't been, some of it has but most of it has simply been dumped in Chinese landfills. Well China has now banned this practice and suddenly there are millions of tons of rubbish sailing around the world's oceans looking for a home. It's starting to arrive in places like Malaysia and the Philippines but people there have started copping on to what's going on, with the results being incidents like that cited above.

Very soon there are going to be big piles of unrecycled rubbish piling up in the West and we are going to have to find some way of disposing of it.
 

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