Philippines returns garbage to sender

Q: The Philippines last week loaded 69 shipping containers of rotting municipal waste onto a ship bound for Vancouver, Canada. The garbage was part of 2013 shipment labeled as recyclable plastics, but it contained all kinds of other trash including soiled diapers. Where is the Philippines?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Philippines is the latest Southeast Asian nation to protest that developed nations are using the region as a waste dump. What other Southeast Asian nation said last week it was sending back 3,000 tons of waste back to the senders?

A. China

B. Japan

C. Malaysia

D. South Korea

Q: A wave of waste from wealthy nations swept into Southeast Asia after which nation recently refused to buy any recycled plastic scrap that wasn’t 99.5 percent pure of other waste?

A. China

B. Japan

C. India

D. Brazil

Q: When you recycle your plastic and paper trash or give away old clothes, the vast majority of it shipped overseas and sold to recycling operations in poorer countries. Where does these cast-offs of rich nations end up?

A. Africa

B. Asia

C. South America

D. All of the above

Q: Like many of the nations recycling waste, the Philippines was once ruled by the wealthier nations which are now exporting trash. Which of these nations did NOT rule the Philippines?

A. Japan

B. Netherlands

C. Spain

D. United States

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