Monthly Archive:: December 2008

Groups Campaign for a Non-Toxic Welcome of the New Year

Manila. The dangerous, polluting and pricey ritual of blasting firecrackers to greet the New Year is grossly out of place as the country faces tough financial times amidst the record-high number of hungry families and increasingly degrading

Green Group Says “Think Before You Throw”

Quezon City. Let us give our frail Mother Nature a holiday favor by refraining from uncaringly throwing discards from the Christmas gift-giving and festive bash. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, made a last pitch

PNP Asked to Enforce Ban on “Boga”

Quezon City. As the New Year revelry near, a non-government organization campaigning for safe and toxics-free festivities has asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to fully enforce the ban on “boga.” The EcoWaste Coalition, which initiated the

EcoWaste Coalition Launches “Iwas PapuTOXIC” Drive, Promotes Emission-Free Noisemakers to Welcome the New Year

Quezon City. Before we look for those firecracker stands to celebrate the New Year with a bang, the EcoWaste Coalition reminds us that firecrackers are toxic to humans, animals and the environment. As part of their advocacy

Plastic Trash Blights Divisoria

Quezon City. Divisoria, the country’s number one bargain center, is drowning in plastic garbage as consumers go on a pre-Christmas spending spree. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, made this observation following market trash surveillance

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds CBCP’s Call to Eliminate Wasteful Consumption as Bishop Iñiguez Joins Drive for Zero Waste and the Closure of Dumps

Quezon City. The environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition lauded as “timely and urgent” the latest appeal of the Catholic bishops on the Filipino people “to eliminate wasteful consumption.” The pastoral letter on ecology “Upholding the Sanctity of

People’s Coalition calls on Supreme Court to uphold Philippine Constitution as Japan-RP Pact enters into force

Quezon City. The Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) called on the Supreme Court to take decisive action on the constitutional and legal questions surrounding the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The MJJC made this call in view

Watch the Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff celebrates its 1 year anniversary with the launch of its international page: Launched on December 4, 2007, the Story of Stuff website has now been viewed by 4.8 million people in 228

Metro Residents Urged to Cut Holiday Trash

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog exhorted Metro Manila residents to break away from the habit of creating excessive holiday trash that has become as much of a custom as Christmas parties, Simbang Gabi and noche

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DOH to Test Toys for Toxic Chemicals

Quezon City. A citizens’ coalition promoting a toxics-free Christmas urges the Department of Health to initiate a random testing of children’s toys to ensure that only safe toys are sold in the market during this season of