Monthly Archive:: September 2011

EcoWaste Coalition Reminds Consumers to Watch Out for Toxic Toys as Christmas Nears

With just 90 days before Christmas, a toxic watchdog exhorted consumers to exercise due diligence in shopping for holiday gifts to prevent children’s exposure to unsafe toys proliferating in the market. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit group

Senate Bill on Safe Cleaning Products in Schools Gains Support

A non-governmental toxic watchdog welcomed the filing of a Senate bill that seeks to enforce the use of safe cleaning products in schools. The EcoWaste Coalition, a group promoting chemical safety, lauded Senate Bill 2962 authored by

Manila City Council Lauded for Thumbing Down Incinerators

Environment health leaders commended the Manila City Council for unanimously passing yesterday a resolution that effectively nipped in the bud a proposal to burn Metro Manila’s trash. Through a resolution sponsored by Councilor Numero Lim of Manila’s

EcoGroups Ask Davao City Officials to Junk “Waste-to-Energy” Proposals

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rei Panaligan, EcoWaste Coalition – 0920-9062348Betty Cabazares, Kinaiyahan Foundation – 0918-5315110 DAVAO CITY- The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition urge Mayor Sara Duterte and the Davao City officials to cast aside incinerators disguising as “waste-to-energy” facilities

Plastic Waste Tops Laguna de Bay Debris

Quezon City – A waste audit conducted by ecogroups and youth groups from Quezon City, Cavite and Laguna revealed that plastic discards are the top debris found in Laguna De Bay. The audit was conducted in observance

Groups Root for Congressional Action on Toxic Children’s Products

Groups promoting children’s health and safety have thrown their support behind proposals at both the House of Representatives and the Senate for a legislative probe on toxic chemicals in toys and related children’s items. Rep. Rep. Anthony

Group Backs Monitoring of Food Marketing to Children to Curb Childhood Obesity

A group supportive of the government’s drive for healthy and nutritious school foods welcomed a global initiative to monitor food marketing to children amid rising incidence of childhood obesity in the country. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental

Communities Express Alarm on the Revival of Incinerators

Residents from communities affected by “state-of-the-art” incinerator plants expressed alarm over Senate Bill 225 proposed by Senator Antonio Trillanes’ which aims to amend the Clean Air Act of 1999 to allow use of burn technologies as a

DENR to Close Dumps and Promote Ecological Solid Waste Management, Not Incinerators

Quezon City – In a show of unity and support to the victims of Irisan garbageslide, green groups headed by EcoWaste Coalition trooped to DENR last Monday to demand outright closure and rehabilitation of more than 1,000

Communities, Green Groups Urge Government to Immediately Close All Toxic Dumps

Quezon City- A week after the tragic “garbageslide” in Baguio City that claimed six lives and left houses in disrepair, residents from different communities affected by existing dumps, together with health and environmental groups, gathered in front