Monthly Archive:: March 2010

PRESIDENTIAL BETS SUPPORT BAN ON PLASTIC BAGS (Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition release 2nd Installment of Green Survey Results)

Quezon City. Here is one positively good news for Mother Earth that might put an end to the most visible environmental scourge of our modern era: banning plastic bags. The EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace revealed the good

Holy Week Travelers Urged to “Think Outside the Bottle”

Quezon City. As city folk brace themselves for theseasonal “Semana Santa” pilgrimage or leisure trip, a waste and pollution watchdog issued a “prayerful reminder” for travelers to “think outside the bottle” and give up the bottled water

EcoWaste Coalition: Strip Down for an Eco-Simple Holy Week

Quezon City. As Christian Filipinos observe the time-honored tradition of Semana Santa (Holy Week), a waste and pollution watchdog pleads for a more austere celebration that will not cause further environmental stress and degradation. The EcoWaste Coalition,

Citizens’ Group Backs Probe on ‘Toxic’ Flour Imports from Turkey

Quezon City. A citizens’ health and environmental advocacy group today pressed the authorities to act fast amid snowballing public concern over the importation and use of potentially “toxic” flour from Turkey. The EcoWaste Coalition urged the country’s

Ten Women Senatorial Bets Vow to Act vs Toxic Chemicals

Quezon City. Ten women aspiring to join the next Senate of the Philippines drew praises from health and environmental advocates for signing on to a historic pledge that could lead to chemicals policy reforms to safeguard Filipino

Green Groups Rank Presidential Candidates’ Platforms on Clean Water

Quezon City. To mark World Water Day, the environmental advocacy groups EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace today disclosed their ranking of the presidential candidates’ platforms on clean water grading them 0 to 10, with 10 being the “greenest.”

Presidential Candidates Urged to Fight for Consumer Rights

Quezon City. “The Filipino consumers have the right to know who among the presidential aspirants can best defend them against market abuses that can put their health, safety and welfare at risk.” Thus said the EcoWaste Coalition

Politicos Urged to Abide by the “5 Rs” of Ecological Campaigning

Quezon City. As national and local politicians step up their crusade for voters’ support, a waste and pollution watchdog appealed to all contenders to abide by the “5 Rs” of ecological campaigning. The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate

EcoWaste Coalition Offers 25 “Hot” Cooling Tips as Temperature Soars

Quezon City. An environmental group has come up with practical suggestions that can help Filipino families cope with the scorching summer heat. The EcoWaste Coalition today released their “Init Survival Tips” as temperature continues to soar with

Watchdog Slams Sale of Banned Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics in Ongpin and Carriedo

Quezon City. A chemical safety watchdog deplored the continued sale of Chinese cosmetics that were recently recalled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for containing high levels of mercury, a highly toxic metal. As the International