Monthly Archive:: June 2009

New superhero for chemical safety bared, cheered

Quezon City . A new chemical safety superhero, clad in yellow and black and carrying a shield that bears the slogan “Dump Not! Burn Not!” has joined toxic prevention advocates in a bid to rid the country’s

Greenpeace blockades dumpsite on Laguna Lake Demands Clean Up, Not Cover Up

Taytay, Rizal, PHILIPPINES — Greenpeace Water Patrol activists today blockaded a polluting waste dump on the shores of Laguna Lake to halt shoddy “closure” operations that will do more harm than good to the lake and surrounding

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Steps to Improve Air Quality as Clean Air Act Goes 10

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog today celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Clean Air by disseminating doable tips to enhance citizens’ role in the uphill task of improving the air quality. Signed on 23 June

Waste Incinerators: Harmful to People, Climate and Economy

Quezon City. The Philippines set a positive and leading example for the world when it banned waste incinerators as part of the Clean Air Act whose enactment ten years ago, according to environmentalists, rightly envisaged the need

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DENR to Speed Up Policy on Sound Management of Mercury-Laced CFLs

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition today pressed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to rush the crafting of essential rules that will minimize pollution from improperly discarded mercury-laced lamps. The waste and pollution watchdog reminded

100 Groups Urge DENR and NSWMC to Ban Single Use Plastic Bags

Quezon City. Over 100 groups and individuals, including three “non-trapo” presidential hopefuls, today petitioned the government to introduce a ban on single-use plastic bags to halt what they call the “plastic invasion of the environment.” The EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Backs UNEP’s Call to Ban Plastic Bags

Quezon City. A local waste and pollution watchdog has joined a top United Nations official in calling for a ban or phase out of single-use plastic due to the dangers they pose to the marine environment. The

Green Groups Urge Shift from ‘Waste Disposal’ to ‘Zero Waste’ to Combat Climate Change

Quezon City. Implementing a comprehensive national program on waste prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling and composting could lead to dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is the shared message of waste and climate groups as nations,

Green Groups Demand Cleanup of Contaminated Dumpsites as RP Marks World Environment Day

Quezon City. In a lively meeting held yesterday on the eve of the World Environment Day, 16 citizens’ groups vowed to intensify efforts to have the country’s polluting dumpsites closed and decontaminated. Led by the EcoWaste Coalition,