Monthly Archive:: September 2010

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Aspiring Barangay and Youth Leaders to Campaign “Clean and Green” and Avoid “Major, Major” Environmental Lapses

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog today asked candidates to minimize the environmental costs of the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 25 by campaigning with the welfare of Mother Earth in mind.

Green advocates push for a strong law to put an end to plastic pollution

(Photo by Gigie Cruz) Pasay City/Quezon City. A day after the first anniversary of typhoon Ondoy, environmental health and justice advocates today went to the Senate to ask the lawmakers to enact a robust law to bring

Green Groups Back Proposal to Proclaim September 26 as “Save Sierra Madre Day”

Quezon City. As the nation commemorates the fury of last year’s typhoon Ondoy this Sunday, two major green networks have thrown their support behind a growing campaign to declare September 26 of every year as “Save Sierra

Green Groups Ask DENR Secretary to Enforce His No Landfill Commitment

22 September 2010, Quezon City, Philippines – The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje to put into writing his commitment to suspend the issuance of Environmental Compliance

Groups renew drive vs plastic bags as Ondoy’s first anniversary looms

Quezon City. As the first anniversary of typhoon Ondoy nears, waste and climate advocates called upon the Filipino consumers to give “throw away” culture the boot to restore ecological balance and health. The EcoWaste Coalition and allied

Davao groups invoke the precautionary principle to thwart toxic menace

Davao City. Some 70 Davaoeños from the public and private sectors backed the application of the precautionary principle to safeguard the public health and the environment amid threats from toxic chemicals and processes. At yesterday’s workshop organized

Visiting climate campaigner cautions against investments in “hi-tech” disposal technologies

(Photos by Leo Sabangan) Quezon City. Investments in the waste sector should not go towards costly high-tech end-of-pipe technologies but towards Zero Waste that will dramatically reduce the amount of trash sent for disposal. US-based Neil Tangri,

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Government to Act against Cancer-Causing Cadmium in Children’s Jewelry

Quezon City. A group campaigning for children’s safety from harmful chemicals has called attention to the latest toxic scare sweeping across the US today: cadmium, a known carcinogen, in children’s jewelry. The EcoWaste Coalition, which recently asked

Government Urged to Test Toys for Dangerous Chemicals with the Onset of “Ber’ Months

Quezon City. With the start of the “ber” months, a toxic watchdog has called on the authorities to test toys for harmful chemicals to ensure that only safe toys are offered for sale in the build-up towards

Church and Environmental Leaders Push for Ban on Cyanide-Laced Silver Cleaners to Save Lives

Quezon City. To mark the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10, church and the civil society leaders have joined forces in urging the government to move fast in purging the market of unregistered and unlabeled