Monthly Archive:: July 2009

Sec. Atienza Urged to Sign Policy Banning Single Use Plastic Bags

Quezon City. Two environmental organizations today urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to back a resolution by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) that seeks to save the oceans from plastic pollution. The

Government to ban aerial spraying as environmentalists demand protection of human rights vs business interest

Quezon City. In a meeting of high level government officials last week, the Department of Health (DOH)-led Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH) has included in its draft policy paper on pesticides the banning of aerial spraying

EcoWaste Coalition Asks PGMA to Declare “War” against Dumpsites in Her SONA

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network promoting Zero Waste, has called on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to declare an all out war against 1,235 illegal dumpsites during her State of the Nation Address (SONA) today. The

Cebu Government Urged to Drop Plan for Coal Ash Dumpsite

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog slammed a controversial plan by the provincial government of Cebu to set up a dumpsite by the beach for coal combustion waste or what is commonly known as coal ash.

EcoWaste Coalition Welcomes Effort to Curb Toluene Sniffing Addiction

Quezon City. A non-government organization pursuing a chemical safety agenda has commended the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for its latest move to curb the use of toluene-based contact cement (TBCC) or what many simply call as

EcoGroups Reiterate Call to Close Payatas Dump Nine Years After Disaster

QUEZON CITY – Residents and ecogroups reiterate their call for the local government of Quezon City to implement the ecowaste management law by closing down the illegal Payatas dumpsite as communities commemorate the ninth year of the

Chemical Safety Advocates Laud DENR’s Move to Seize and Ban Deadly Silver Jewelry Cleaners

Quezon City. Chemical safety advocates lauded the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for taking decisive action that will hopefully make cyanide poisoning from silver jewelry cleaners a thing of the past. “We welcome the assurance

Bishop Iñiguez and EcoWaste Coalition Seek Ban on Deadly Silver Jewelry Cleaners

Quezon City. A Catholic Church leader and a public interest group campaigning for chemical safety urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to impose an outright ban on cyanide-laced silver jewelry cleaning agents. Bishop Deogracias

PRESS RELEASE: Groups Urge DENR to Halt High-Risk Projects within Marikina Watershed

San Mateo, Rizal. As the country observes Disaster Awareness Month this July, eco-groups Buklod Tao and the EcoWaste Coalition pressed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to immediately stop all land conversion and waste disposal