Monthly Archive:: January 2010

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Muntinlupa Ordinance to Curb “White Pollution”

Quezon City. The environmental advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition commended the Muntinlupa City Government for enacting a timely ordinance that intends to reduce “white pollution.” “We laud the people and government of Muntinlupa City for initiating a vital

EcoWaste Coalition Presses DENR to Put Out Rules on Mercury Lamp Waste Disposal

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog today appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to issue concrete rules to ensure the environmentally-sound management of mercury lamp waste, a hazardous waste. At a workshop

Citizens’ Coalition to Ask Presidential Contenders to Explain their Green Agenda

Quezon City. Over 100 civil society leaders today announced their plan to ask presidential wannabes running in the 2010 polls to disclose their positions and solutions to burning waste, climate change and chemical safety issues facing the

Commit to Zero Waste, Presidentiables Urged

Quezon City. This is the united call of green groups under the EcoWaste Coalition as they converge this morning at the gate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to mark the 9th anniversary of

EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Government Action on E-Waste

Quezon City. Following a recent field investigation at the Pier 18 dumpsite, the EcoWaste Coalition today pressed government regulators to act with urgency to avert a full-blown chemical and humanitarian crisis due to the improper disposal and

Valenzuela Councilor Files Ordinance Banning Cyanide-Laden Silver Jewelry Cleaners

Quezon City. A youth member of the Valenzuela City Council has proposed an ordinance, which, if enacted, would ban and penalize the sale of silver jewelry cleaners containing cyanide, a highly toxic substance. Councilor Ricmar C. Enriquez

EcoWaste Coalition mourns death of teenage scavenger as it seeks government action to avert dumpsite injuries and deaths

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog expressed its grief over the gruesome death of waste reclaimer Robin Bayaborda, 14, in a fatal accident on Friday, January 15, in Pier 18 located at Sitio Damayan, Barangay 105,

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Government to Test and Ban Tainted Children’s Toys

Quezon City. Following moves by American and Canadian regulators, the chemicals watchdog EcoWaste Coalition today urged the authorities to immediately test and recall toys containing toxic metals to safeguard children’s health. “We appeal to Secretaries Cabral, Favila

Santo Niño Revelers Urged to Cut Fiesta Garbage for Children’s Health

Quezon City. Fearing a repeat of the wasteful Quiapo fiesta, the EcoWaste Coalition urged communities that will mark the popular Feast of the Santo Niño this week to pay attention to preventing and reducing their fiesta garbage.

Sec. Cabral Urged to Protect Pinoy Kids from Environmental Health Hazards

Quezon City. A coalition of public health and environmental groups today urged newly appointed Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral to strengthen government’s policies and initiatives that will safeguard Filipino children, including developing fetuses, from environmental health hazards. The