Healthcare emissions harm the planet, and this boomerangs and harms health. To escape this vicious cycle, we need more energy efficient hospitals, low-carbon medical products, and only the necessary medical procedures.
Amid tensions between the Philippines and Canada over garbage sent illegally to Philippine ports six years ago, more trash shipments have arrived from Australia and Hong Kong. Activists are calling for the ratification of the Basel Convention, which prohibits plastic waste imports. But will this solve the problem?