Monthly Archive:: March 2009

Groups spurn “dirty, dangerous and deadly” shipbreaking jobs

Quezon City. Environmental and labor groups have outrightly rejected Japanese investment offer for shipbreaking, saying it is a “dirty, dangerous, and deadly” venture that could spell a toxic nightmare for the workers and environment. In a joint

Groups Hit FPA for Endosulfan Flop

Quezon City. Groups working on chemical safety slammed the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) for sleeping on the job following admission that the endosulfan which sank with the ill-fated M.V. Princess of the Stars last 21 June

EcoWaste Coalition Sounds Alarm Bells over Improper Disposal of Mercury

Quezon City. Although united with the goal of the “Earth Hour” in promoting action to cut greenhouse gas emissions, an environmental network sounds the toxic alarm bells over the lack of policy on the ecological disposal of

Stiffer Fines Backed to Deter Litterbugs and Save Dying Water Bodies

MANILA CITY. The EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the decision of the City Council of Manila imposing higher fines to put a stop to illegal waste disposal. “The passage of the city ordinance increasing fines for litterbugs is a

Masaganang Katubigan, Hindi Tambakan

QUEZON CITY. Muling nanawagan ang samahang EcoWaste Coalition sa pamahalaan at sa publiko na pangalagaan ang mga katawang-tubig ng bansa at huwag itong gawing tapunan ng basura sa paggunit ng World Water Day. “Ang Pilipinas ay isa

Senator, NGOs Laud Effort to Eliminate Toxic Chemical with Non-Burn Technology

Quezon City. Public health and environmental justice groups and a staunch pro-environment lawmaker mark the 5th anniversary of a government policy that could make the Philippines potentially the first among the developing countries to eliminate highly toxic

EcoWaste Coalition Joins Calls to Stop Trashing the Oceans

Quezon City. The waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition today urged the Department of Environment of Natural Resources and the National Solid Waste Management Commission to act now to halt the flow of trash that is damaging

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Mandatory Waste Separation

Quezon City. “It’s already in the law.” The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental alliance working for a zero waste society, made this reaction to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s plan to issue an Executive Order that will make it compulsory

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Women’s Safety from Toxic Harm

Quezon City. As the Philippines celebrates the International Women’s Day, the EcoWaste Coalition calls on the government and the industry to honor the Filipino women by protecting them from harmful chemicals that are putting their health at