Monthly Archive:: April 2011

Groups Praise UN Ban on Endosulfan, Urge P-Noy to Ensure Safe Disposal of Endosulfan

30 April 2011, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups lauded the decision of the international community to impose a global ban on endosulfan, a highly hazardous pesticide, that became “infamous” in 2008 with the sinking of

Cavite Eco-group celebrates 10th year

28 April 2011, Cavite. The public network Cavite Green Coalition (CGC) recently celebrated a decade of advocacy and environmental work. Composed of groups from the civil society, academe and the ecumenical movement, the CGC has been successful

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Picture Warnings to Keep Workers Safe from Chemical Exposure

A toxic watchdog has made a pitch for workers’ safety from dangerous chemicals through the promotion of internationally-recognized pictograms. At a workshop held today on the eve of the “World Day for Safety and Health at Work,”

Government Delegation to Geneva Conference Urged to Take Firm Actions vs. Toxic Chemicals

Environmental groups today appealed to the Philippine delegation to a major intergovernmental assembly in Switzerland this week to “keep the promise”of protecting humans and the ecosystems from very dangerous chemicals. The EcoWaste Coalition and the Global Alliance

Malabon and Navotas Barangays to Implement “Plastic Bag-Free Day” Every Wednesday

Officials of five barangays in Malabon and Navotas Cities are taking action to cut plastic garbage and promote ecological values among their constituents by proclaiming every Wednesday as “Plastic Bag-Free Day.” In joyful observance of Easter and

EcoWaste Coalition Laments “Alay-Kalat” Penitential Walk to Antipolo City

A waste and pollution watchdog has decried the unchecked littering that marred the “Alay-Lakad” penitential walk of thousands of Catholic faithful last Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, which incidentally was the 42nd Earth Day. “We are saddened

“Alay-Lakad” turned “Alay-Kalat”: Bad for the Environment

Photos taken on 22 April 2011, Good Friday, which is also the Earth Day, at Pasig City, Cainta and Taytay, Rizal and Antipolo City (Manny Calonzo).

Pakiusap sa mga Maglalakad Patungong Antipolo: Huwag Pong Magkalat

20 Abril 2011, Lunsod ng Quezon. Isang panawagang pangkalikasan ang ipinapaabot ng EcoWaste Coalition, isang environmental watchdog, sa libu-libong kabataang lalahok bukas, Huwebes Santo, sa taunang “Alay-Lakad” papuntang Antipolo City. “Kami po ay umaapila sa mga kabataang

Mercury Vapors Detected in Lamp Waste Recycling Sites

Quezon City. Groups concerned with occupational and environmental health today pressed the government and the industry to introduce a system for the environmentally-sound management of mercury-containing lamp waste for households and small businesses and institutional users. The

Climate Action and Justice Groups Vow to Block “Waste-to-Energy” Incinerators

Quezon City. Climate action and justice groups vowed to throw out incinerator schemes masquerading as “renewable energy” sources as these are undermining the country’s ban on waste incineration, while causing toxic pollution and reduced employment in the