5 Mar 2012

Foreign rubbish stopped by Brazil

9:42 am on 5 March 2012

Brazil has stopped about 40 tonnes of household rubbish sent from Canada from entering the country.

The shipment, in two containers, was intercepted by Customs officers when it arrived in port.

Agencia Brasil reports that the rubbish has been sent back from Canada.

A similar cargo from Spain was intercepted in September and almost 50 tonnes of hospital waste was sent back to the United States in January.