Monthly Archive:: November 2011

Toxics Watchdog Raises Concern Over Lead Paint in Children’s Playgrounds

A watchdog promoting public awareness and action against toxic chemicals in the environment has found lead, a brain poison, in some public playgrounds in the City of Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition made the disclosure following an investigation

EcoWaste Coalition Lauded for Its Advocacy toward Lead-Safe Paint Products

Two government agencies with key responsibilities in ensuring the protection of public health and the environment have recognized the work of a toxics watchdog to eliminate lead, a neurotoxin, in paint products. In separate letters, the Department

Communities, EcoGroups Hit DENR, LGUs on “Cosmetic” Action to Save Bulacan Rivers

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Residents of Obando and environmental groups express dismay over the failure of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the local governments of Bulacan in coming up with genuine solutions to

EcoWaste Coalition Remembers the Maguindanao Massacre

WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN. The EcoWaste Coalition joins the whole nation in honoring the memories of those who perished from the infamous Maguindanao massacre that took the lives of at least 58 people, including over 30 journalists.

EcoWaste Coalition Thumbs Up Christmas Decors from Recycled Materials

Crafting decorations out of recycled materials is a most fitting way of celebrating Christmas amid the austere economic times and the persistent garbage problem during the festive holidays. Recycling advocate Ofelia Panganiban of the EcoWaste Coalition, a

32 of 50 Christmas Gift Items Tested Positive with Toxic Chemicals

Popular Christmas gift items such as painted toys, glasses and mugs tested positive with nasty chemicals known for damaging a child’s brain and future. “This is the outrageous truth that we have discovered after subjecting 50 product

Government Urged to Protect Children from Lead Exposure

Civil society organizations today urged the government to prioritize action that will protect children from being poisoned by lead, a neurotoxic chemical, in paint products. The EcoWaste Coalition and its over 125 member groups issued the appeal

Groups Back Senators’ Move to Declare November 20 as “National Children’s Day”

Citizens’ groups promoting children’s environmental health have thrown their support behind a Senate bill declaring November 20 of every year as “National Children’s Day.” In a statement, Arugaan, Makabata para sa Bayan and the EcoWaste Coalition hailed

Toxic “boxing” match held in Tondo, Manila to combat mercury pollution

Before taking time off from their backbreaking work to watch the Pacquiao-Marquez boxing match, informal recyclers in Tondo, Manila on Sunday morning first had their “fight” against toxic pollution. In an event organized by the EcoWaste Coalition,

Manila Barangay Bans Breaking of Mercury-Containing Lamp Waste

A barangay in Tondo, Manila has taken a decisive action to protect recyclers and residents from toxic pollution caused by the deliberate breaking of fluorescent lamps containing mercury. Resolution 11-25 adopted yesterday, November 7, by leaders of