Monthly Archive:: August 2010

Groups Support “Take Back” Policy for Mercury-Containing Lamp Waste

Quezon City. A government-led initiative to introduce extended producer responsibility (EPR) for mercury-containing lamp waste has earned the support of waste and pollution non-government organizations (NGOs). The EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

EcoWaste Coalition welcomes MMDA’s renewed campaign against litterbugs

Quezon City. A group campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” welcomed the decision by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to revive an anti-littering policy that has been dormant for years. The EcoWaste Coalition in a statement said

Cebu waste workers take a break to discuss threats from toxic chemicals

Mandaue City/Quezon City. Some members of the Cebu informal waste sector (IWS) yesterday took a half-day off from their backbreaking work to talk about chemical risks associated with their “climate cooling,” but hazard-prone occupation. The participating waste

Open Letter to Hon. DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje and Hon. EMB Director Juan Miguel Cuna

23 August 2010 Hon. Ramon J.P. Paje SecretaryDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources Hon. Juan Miguel CunaDirectorEnvironmental Management Bureau Dear Secretary Paje and Director Cuna, PETITION TO STOP CYANIDE POISONING We, concerned groups and individuals, declare unity

Cebu groups back pioneering project to rid RP of PCBs

Cebu City/Quezon City. Cebu non-government organizations (NGOs) and other civil society groups have thrown their support behind a collaborative venture to manage the country’s stockpiles of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) wastes in an environmentally-sound manner. PCBs, which belong

GREENS HAIL COURT ORDER AS VICTORY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND JUSTICE (Green groups promote precautionary principle to combat toxic threat)

Cebu City/Quezon City. Environmental advocates todaylauded a court directive halting the disposal of coal combustion waste, or coal ash, by power plants in Naga and Toledo Cities as a triumph for environmental health and justice. Participants of

Greens Hail Court Order as Victory for Environmental Health and Justice (groups promote precautionary principle to combat toxic threat)

Environmental advocates today lauded a court directive halting the disposal of coal combustion waste, or coal ash, by power plants in Naga and Toledo Cities as a triumph for environmental health and justice. Participants of a workshop

Chemical Safety Groups Push “Oplan Silver Cleaner” to Finally Stop Cyanide Poisoning

Quezon City. Chemical safety groups urged the government to wage an all-out campaign to purge the market of highly poisonous silver cleaners containing cyanide and other toxic chemicals. In a letter sent today to Atty. Juan Miguel

EcoWaste Coalition proposes use of excess rice stocks to also pay for cleanup and declogging operations

Quezon City. An environmental network campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” urged President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III to dedicate part of the excess rice inventory of the National Food Authority (NFA) to support anti-littering and declogging operations, particularly

Toxic Watchdog: Test buys show disgusting truth about the continued sale of banned mercury-tainted cosmetics

Quezon City. It is still business as usual for vendors of imported skin lightening creams that the government had earlier tested and banned for containing high amounts of mercury, a toxic chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition, a group