Monthly Archive:: March 2008

NGOs Back Ground-Breaking Project on PCB Wastes

Quezon City. Non-government organizations working on chemical safety, public health and environmental justice issues welcomed a United Nations-assisted project that will help rid the Philippines of its polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) stockpiles. PCBs are very toxic chemical compounds.

Holy Week Pilgrims Urged to Cut Use of Plastic Water Bottles

Quezon City- As Filipinos flock to bus terminals, seaports and airports for the Holy Week exodus, a waste and pollution watchdog asks travelers to reduce their consumption of water in plastic bottles as they journey back to

EcoGroups Calls Green Celebration of Holy Week

As Christian Filipinos begin a week of remembrance, penance and charity to mark the agony, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the EcoWaste Coalition makes a pitch for a clean and green holy week. The group releases

Protect Our Children from Junk Food and Bad Health

Quezon City. Healthy and balanced diets for hale and hearty children and a waste-free environment. This is the call of the EcoWaste Coalition as it joins Consumers International in celebrating the World Consumers Rights Day (WCRD) on

Eco-Group Backs Manila’s Proposal to Ban Plastic Bags

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition has thrown its support behind the proposal of a Manila councilor to prohibit the use of plastic bags in the mega-city. “The ordinance filed by Councilor Numero Lim banning the use of

Effects of Cigarette Butts on Environment Raised

Citing the hazards of cigarette butt litter to the environment, a green group has reiterated the warnings of the Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization on the deadly effects of smoking to human health.

Public Information Drive vs. Open Burning Launched

Quezon City. To mark the Fire Prevention Month, environmental campaigners joined local community leaders and members in Barangay Kalusugan, Quezon City in raising the people’s understanding and support for the national ban on open burning. “By raising