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Waste management and plastic waste trade from developed to developing countries

A visual display by Katherine Gingras-Leduc

Date & time
Monday, March 13, 2023 (all day)

This event is free and open to the public in person


Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, Loyola College for Diversity & Sustainability, & 4th Space


Rebecca Tittler


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Image of plastic waste: bottles and netting Plastic waste

In terms of plastic waste trade and waste management, developed countries such as Canada export or used to export plastic waste to developing countries such as the Philippines for recycling or disposal. Growing demand for plastic waste management from developed countries has led to a substantial need for trade with developing countries to eradicate such a problem. The trade of plastic waste is driven and affects various economic, social, and political factors. Indeed, developing countries may gain economic benefits through the trade of plastic waste, such as the creation of jobs and income, but the trade of plastic waste may also result in environmental degradation and health hazards that hinder social and political progress. Additionally, it raises questions about developed countries’ responsibility to manage and reduce their waste and the need for international cooperation to address global environmental issues such as plastic pollution.

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