Monthly Archive:: June 2008

Green Groups Back Proposed Summit to Address Metro Garbage Woes

Quezon City. Environmental groups welcomed the proposal by Sen. Pia Cayetano, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources and Co-Chairperson of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, for

Stop Cooking the Planet

Quezon City. Campaigners for public health, environmental justice and climate protection today marked the 9th year of the Clean Air Act by calling for the strict enforcement of the ban on garbage incineration as well as the

Plastic Bag Levy to Sway Consumers to Opt for Reusable Bags

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog expressed support for a bold legislative measure that will hopefully change consumer behavior and lead to reduced consumption and disposal of plastic bags. House Bill 4134 filed by Albay representative

Lawmakers Cautioned on Legalizing Use of Incinerators

Quezon City. The reported talk among some lawmakers to lift the incineration ban under the Clean Air Act in light of the country’s growing energy requirements was met with strong disapproval from public health, environmental justice and

EcoWaste Coalition Warns against Toxic Air Pollutants from PVC Shower Curtains

Quezon City. Health and environmental advocates expressed concern over the presence of more than 100 chemicals that are released into the air from certain types of shower curtains commonly used in homes, gyms, hospitals, hotels and resorts.

Protect the Ocean from Trash and Pollution

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog called for solidarity and action to protect the ocean from turning into a “floating landfill” as the World Ocean Day is observed today around the globe. “The ocean and other

EcoWaste Coalition Calls for Action vs. Plastic Addiction

Quezon City. As the nation observes the Philippine Environment Month, environmentalists belonging to the EcoWaste Coalition yesterday staged an advocacy walk for reusable eco-friendly bags in Quiapo, Manila. Proudly carrying their bayong and cloth bags, the green

Green Groups Back Zero Waste as Top Climate Protection Strategy

Manila, Philippines. Filipino waste and climate activists marked the World Environment Day in the historic Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila with a poignant call to stop wasteful consumption and disposal that is “warming the planet.” Led by