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?
As awareness of fashion’s environmental impact grows, major brands are making ambitious promises to tackle the problem. A key piece of the global equation is the Asia-based apparel suppliers that make up a big part of the industry’s supply chain.