Monthly Archive:: October 2011

Bishop, Watchdog Appeal for Garbage-Free Undas

A Catholic bishop and an environmental watchdog have jointly appealed to the public not to trash the cemeteries as millions are expected to remember their dearly departed on November 1 and 2. In a combined appeal, Caloocan

EcoGroup Urge the Public to Observe Waste-Free Undas

Photo courtesy of Rey PalacioOctober 28, 2011. Manila City – As the commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day draw near, the pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition encourages all Filipinos to practice Zero Waste and keep

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Pasay City’s Regulation on Plastic Bags

Pasay City, October 27, 2011 – Pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition commends the city government of Pasay City for enacting an ordinance that aims to regulate the use of disposable plastic bags and reduces plastic pollution in the

Toxic Watchdog Finds Huge Amounts of Mercury in 19 Out of 25 Skin Lightening Creams

The EcoWaste Coalition, a group promoting chemical safety, slammed the callous sale of skin lightening cosmetics loaded with mercury higher than the regulatory threshold of 1 part per million (ppm). The group bared the “ugly truth” after

EcoWaste Coalition Campaigns for Public Access to Chemical Information in Products and Wastes

(Photos by: Gigie Cruz) Amid pleasant weather, some 200 members of the EcoWaste Coalition gathered this Sunday in front of the Quezon City Hall to campaign for an often neglected entitlement of the people: the right to

Revoke Obando Landfill ECC

“Revoke Obando Landfill ECC!” echoes as members of Concerned Citizens of Obando and EcoWaste Coalition converge in front of the DENR. The groups carry placards and a boat replica from which hangs a garbage-filled fishing net to

“Dump Bulacan Landfill ECC” – Green groups to DENR

“Revoke Obando Landfill ECC!” reverberates outside the environment department gate as the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) of the proposed landfill in Bulacan undergoes a review inside. Carrying a fishing boat, fishing net and placards, bearing calls to

EcoWaste Coalition Alerts Consumers vs Dangerous Chemicals in Halloween Products

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health group promoting awareness and action toward chemical safety, today cautioned consumers about toxic chemicals in Halloween products. At a press briefing held in Quezon City, the EcoWaste Coalition divulged the results

Spooky Secret Exposed: Halloween Products Loaded with Chemical Poisons Cadmium, Lead and Mercury

13 October 2011, Quezon City. Beware: 42 of the 60 Halloween products (70%) tested by a toxic watchdog were found to be contaminated with excessive amounts of health-damaging chemicals. This is the eerie truth unearthed by the

EcoGroups Express Alarm on Massive Outbreak of Waste Incinerators in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Environmental justice and health networks EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) expressed alarm on the massive increase of waste incineration proposals and contracts signed