Monthly Archive:: July 2010

Group Pushes Composting and Urban Gardening as Twin Solutions to Waste, Hunger and Climate Woes

Quezon City. A citizens’ coalition has called on Filipino families to fight city blight due to pervasive garbage and poverty by adopting the twin remedies of composting and urban gardening. In a statement, the Task Force on

Groups Seek Precautionary Ban on Bisphenol A (BPA) to Protect Children’s Health

To mark the annual World Breastfeeding Action Week from August 1 to 7, children’s health and chemical safety campaigners pressed the government to adopt a precautionary ban on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in consumer products,

Groups Urge Barangay Officials to Adopt Zero Waste Locally to Fight Climate Change

Quezon City. Environmentalists today implored local barangay officials to be on the frontline of climate defence by adopting Zero Waste solutions at the local level.The EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) issued its

EcoWaste Coalition Asks P-Noy: What about the Environment?

Quezon City. This is one very important question that P-Noy failed to answer at his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), environmental advocates said. “While we share and support P-Noy’s drive for a clean government, we

Women Lawmakers Urged to Push for Mercury-Free Cosmetics Law

Quezon City. With just few days before the 15th Congress opens, a chemical safety watchdog has asked lawmakers, especially women senators and representatives, to propose a law that will totally ban mercury from any cosmetic product sold

P-Noy Urged to Unveil Environmental Plans in Upcoming SONA

With barely a week before the chief executive addresses the joint session of the 15th Congress, an environmental network prodded P-Noy to use the occasion to unwrap a package of solutions to the country’s environmental woes. The

EcoWaste Coalition’s “AlerToxic Patrol” finds banned mercury-tainted cosmetics in the market

Quezon City. Mercury-tainted skin whitening products are still being sold in the market despite being banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The EcoWaste Coalition, a group campaigning for chemical safety, made this conclusion after deploying

Open Letter to DENR and NSWMC regarding the Proposed Siting Criteria and Suitability Assessment for Waste Disposal Facilities

13 July 2010 Hon. Ramon J.P. PajeSecretaryDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Hon. Emelita C. AguinaldoOfficer in Charge, SecretariatNational Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) Dear Friends, COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS RE DRAFT DENR DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER AND

EcoWaste Coalition lauds FDA order to seize mercury-tainted cosmetics, urges vigilance to protect public health and safety

A waste and toxic watchdog today lauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for again ordering the seizure of personal care products that were found to contain mercury, one of the most toxic chemicals in the world.

Green Groups Urge P-Noy to Lead Drive for Respect and Safety of Waste Recyclers

As the nation marks the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Payatas tragedy, Zero Waste and social justice advocates urge President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III (P-Noy) to take up the cudgels on behalf of the informal waste