Monthly Archive:: March 2011

Toxic Watchdog Raises Alarm on “Miraculous Insecticide Chalk”

A group promoting consumer safety from harmful chemicals has sounded the alarm bell over the unregulated sale of “Miraculous Insecticide Chalk” in the local market. The EcoWaste Coalition warned that the insecticide chalk, considered an “illegal pesticide

FDA Asked to Assure Public on Safety of Skin Whitening Products

Are the skin whitening products on store shelves safe for public consumption? This is the question posed by the EcoWaste Coalition’s AlerToxic Patrol after finding some nicely-packaged skin lightening cream cosmetics in various retail outlets in Binondo,

EcoWaste Coalition Asks DENR to Stop Planned Obando Landfill Off Manila Bay

A waste and pollution watchdog today urged Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to stop at once the proposed construction of a landfill facility in Obando, Bulacan off Manila Bay. The EcoWaste Coalition made the call after participating in

Environmentalists Vow to Monitor Illegal Recycling and Disposal of PCBs

In a bid to ensure safe management of obsolete electric transformers’ oils known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), more than 50 civil society groups today launch a national campaign to ensure that none of the toxic materials will

Envi groups appeal for closure of Bulacan and QC dumpsites

Bangon Kalikasan Movement, Green Convergence and EcoWaste Coalition are calling for the closure of the Waste Custodial Management (WACUMAN) “Sanitary Landfill” and VGP Engineered “Sanitary Landfill” located at Barangay San Isidro and Newtown Development Area, Brgy Minuyan

Citizens’ Forum Pushes Government to Keep Toxic Chemicals Out of Products

A citizens’ forum today pressed the national government to implement health-based policies that will cause the removal of priority toxic chemicals in everyday products and their replacement with safer alternatives. The forum organized by the EcoWaste Coalition,

Health Groups Urge Government Crackdown on Toxic Baby Bottles

Two major citizens’ coalitions have combined forces to ask the Philippines to join the ranks of countries that have taken precautionary action to protect babies from potential toxic contamination. The EcoWaste Coalition and the Save Babies Coalition,

DENR Urged to Adopt Strong Policy vs. Lead-Added Paints for Children’s Health

Over 20 environmental and health advocates today press the government to adopt a robust policy that will get rid of lead-added paints to curb children’s exposure to lead, a toxic metal that invades and attacks the brain.

Police Seized Deadly Silver Jewelry Cleaners from Baclaran Shops

Quezon City. Paranaque City police operatives yesterday (March 8) raided shops in Baclaran in the latest police effort to stop the unlawful sale of deadly silver jewelry cleaners in Metro Manila. The police action, the second in

Manila Police Lauded for Stopping Illegal Sale of Banned Silver Jewelry Cleaner

The Philippine National Police (PNP) drew applause from environmental and health advocates for their speedy action to stop the illegal sale of poisonous silver jewelry cleaning products. The EcoWaste Coalition lauded Police Superintendent James Afalla, Station Commander