Monthly Archive:: July 2008

Eco-Group Hails Breastmilk as “Super Nature-Friendly”

Quezon City. On the occasion of the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW 2008) that will kick off on August 1 to 7, a waste and pollution watchdog makes a pitch for breastmilk as being most friendly to the

Group Claims a Senate Vote Favoring JPEPA will be Disastrous for Filipinos

Pasay City: “A vote for JPEPA is a vote against Filipinos,” was the cry of close to 300 members of the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC), a multi-sectoral network formed in late 2006 opposing the ratification of

Surviving the Crisis with Cost-Cutting Tips for the Pocket and the Planet

Quezon City. The nearly weekly oil price hikes and the consequent climb in jeepney and taxi fares as well as prices of basic food items and consumer goods prompted the EcoWaste Coalition to think up frugal ways

Green Groups Cast Doubts on “Clean and Renewable” Landfill Gas to Energy Project

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition raised serious doubts about the much-trumpeted environmental and climate benefits of the methane gas collection project in Rodriguez, Rizal that will be inaugurated today by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. The waste and pollution

Flashfloods expose filthy habit that has to go

Quezon City. The flashfloods that hit sections of Metro Manila last Wednesday has exposed an ugly habit that has become a way of life for some people: garbage dumping. After the intense rainfall, parts of the metropolis,

Green Groups Push for Product Take-Back to Reduce Mercury Hazards

Quezon City. With the planned phase out of incandescent bulbs by 2010 and the shift towards greater use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), environmental groups today called on the government and industry to take responsibility of finding

EcoWaste Coalition Calls for Action vs. Hospital Waste Dumping

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog today called for public vigilance against hospitals that continue to dump mixed discards in municipal dumps in violation of the law. The EcoWaste Coalition urged the public to report any

Citizens Press for Total Ban on Endosulfan to Put Off “Toxic Time Bomb”

Quezon City. Over 50 citizens’ groups and coalitions working for public health, environmental justice and sustainable development joined forces to press for a total ban on endosulfan, stressing that its continued use is akin to a ticking