Monthly Archive:: January 2011

Chinese food diners urged to go easy on disposable chopsticks

As the Chinese community gets ready to usher in the Year of the Metal Rabbit, a waste and pollution watchdog urged Filipinos who are planning to feast in Chinese restaurants to bring reusable chopsticks in lieu of

Civil Society Pushes Strong and Ambitious Treaty to Combat Mercury Pollution

Civil Society Pushes Strong and Ambitious Treaty to Combat Mercury Pollution (many issues impacting public’s health still to be resolved in mercury treaty talks) Delegates from more than 120 countries, including the Philippines, discussed actions to address

Eco Groups Support MMDA’s Call to LGUs to Enact Plastic Bags Ban

Quezon City. Pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition declared support to Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Arturo Tolentino’s call to local government units (LGUs) to enact their own ban on single-use plastic bags. “We praise Chairman Tolentino’s eagerness to

DepEd urged to pursue healthy school program nationwide

A non-governmental organization promoting a safe environment for children today urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to embark on a nationwide program that will promote healthy and sustainable values and practices in all schools. The EcoWaste Coalition

10 years after passage of ecological solid waste management law, groups lament lack in its implementation

Quezon City. As the nation commemorates the 10th year anniversary of the signing into law of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or the Republic Act (RA) 9003, green groups belonging to waste watchdog EcoWaste

Resolve Minamata before global mercury treaty named for victims

Press Release from the International POPs Elimination Networkhttp://www.ipen.org/ Contact: Mariann Lloyd-Smith, PhD, IPEN co-chair, +006-141-362-1557Olga Speranskaya, PhD, IPEN co-chair, +7 916-6855-193Takeshi Yasuma, Citizens Against Chemical Pollution, Tokyo, 080-6527-3123 Resolve Minamata before global mercury treaty named for victims(NGOs

New COMELEC Chief Asked to Pursue Green Electoral Reforms

Amid a flurry of opinions regarding his appointment as Chairman of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), environmental advocates today pose another challenge to lawyer Sixto Brillantes, Jr.: “green” the elections. “In view of his promise to carry

Poisonous Goods Sold Outside the Santo Niño de Tondo Church

Ambulant vendors sell unlabelled and unregistered silver jewelry cleaners for P25 for big and P15 for small bottles in Ylaya Street, a stone’s throw away from the Santo Niño de Tondo Church in Manila. Ylaya Street became

EcoWaste Coalition calls for all-out support to Muntinlupa plastic ban to cut littering and flooding woes

An environmental watchdog appealed to Muntinlupa City businesses and citizens to actively back the ban on plastic bags and other plastic disposables that will kick in next week. City Ordinance 10-109 will take effect on January 18

EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Mayor Lim’s Action to Stop the Proliferation of Thin-Film Plastic Bag Fiesta Buntings

Environmental advocates today asked Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim to advise community leaders against the use of wasteful plastic banderitas (buntings) as excited residents of Pandacan and Tondo districts get ready for the upcoming feast of Santo Niño