Monthly Archive:: November 2010

Plastic Trash Stays as Top Polluter of Manila Bay – Waste Audit Reveals

(Greenpeace SEA Photo) Manila, Philippines. Results of a waste audit in Manila Bay led by an international coalition of citizens’ groups calling to “Stop Trashing the Climate” reveals that plastic discards continue to pollute our world-famous sunset

Children’s health and safety advocates urge PH to follow EU ban on toxic chemical in feeding bottles

Quezon City. The Save Babies Coalition and the EcoWaste Coalition today urged the authorities to take its cue from the European Union (EU) in banning a health-damaging chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA in plastic baby

PH Green Groups Join Global Campaign to “Stop Trashing the Climate” and for “Zero Waste”, Conduct Waste Audit in Manila Bay

Manila, Philippines. An international coalition of citizens’ groups conducting waste audit in Manila Bay today called to “Stop Trashing the Climate” as part of their 9th Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration. The Global Alliance

Group Backs Stringent BOC inspection of Christmas holiday imports

Quezon City. A non-government environmental organization backed a recent action by the customs authorities to foil probable smuggling of toxic and hazardous goods into the country as Christmas comes closer. The EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the move by

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for “Barangay Simple” to Reduce “Holitrash”

23 November 2010, Quezon City. The country’s new batch of barangay and youth officials can instigate a range of creative initiatives to slash the anticipated Christmas “holitrash,” an environmental network pointed out.“Holitrash” is a word coined by

Greens Press for Environmental Protection in Government’s Tourism Drive (or “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” may become “Pilipinas Kay Pangit”)

A waste and pollution watchdog has joined the chorus of disapproving voices carping on the country’s new tourism tagline: “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” (Philippines So Beautiful). In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition objected to the lack of attention

EcoWaste Coalition urges soon to be installed Barangay and SK officials to lead drive to ecological renewal via Zero Waste

After asking candidates to clean up their campaign mess, environmental advocates now advised soon to be instated Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leaders to make Zero Waste a cornerstone of the grassroots reform agenda. The new batch

Tobacco Industry Drive vs Cigarette Butts Gets Thumbs Down from Health and Environmental Coalitions

Two major citizens’ coalitions dismissed an industry-led drive against cigarette butt littering as “below the line advertising gimmick” that offers false solution to the toxic byproduct of smoking. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Alliance, Philippines (FCAP)

Group supports DOH’s Early Campaign vs Firecrackers for Public Health and Safety

Quezon City. A waste and pollution watchdog has thrown its support behind the early campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) to deter the public from blasting firecrackers to welcome the New Year. In a letter faxed

PH Paint Samples Tested Positive for High Lead Contents

Laboratory tests conducted on some household enamel paints sold in the local market reveal high levels of lead, a heavy metal that is toxic to the brain and other organs and systems. Known by its symbol Pb