Monthly Archive:: January 2012

Urgent Action Sought to Curb Unsafe Disposal of Mercury-Containing Lamp Waste

(EDSA, Mandaluyong City) (Osmena St., Makati City) (F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City) (Solana St., Intramuros, Manila) (J.P. Rizal Ave., near corner Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City) The improper disposal of busted fluorescent lamps releases mercury, a

“Maging Mapagtanong, Maging Mapanuri at Maging Maingat” (EcoWaste Coalition Reminds Consumers to Take Precaution against Toxic-Laden Lucky Charms

“Lucky charms, which are supposed to enhance good health and fortune, should not carry hazardous substances that can cause illness and hardship.” Chemical safety advocates from the EcoWaste Coalition stressed this point at a press briefing held

Chinese New Year Lucky Charms and Curios Tested Positive with Toxic Metals

Lead and other toxic metals were detected in 14 lucky charms and ornaments that are currently enjoying brisk sale as Chinese New Year nears. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental group promoting public safety from chemicals and wastes,

“A litter-free Philippines will be more fun and gratifying to visit” – EcoWaste Coalition

Now that the debates over the newly-launched tourism slogan “it’s more fun in the Philippines” have subsided, an environmental network appealed to the authorities to attend to the need of keeping tourism spots and events clean and

Images: Littered Black Nazarene Feast

Black Nazarene Feast Aftermath: Massive Littering

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, has deplored the littering on a mass scale that again tarnished the feast of the Black Nazarene. Despite repeated appeals aired by church, government and civil society leaders, litterbugs

Green Group Cites Efforts to Clean Up Luneta Immediately After the Black Nazarene Vigil

An environmental watchdog commended the perseverance of church, government and civic groups in clearing portions of Rizal Park of trash following the vigil in honor of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno (Our Father Jesus Nazarene). The EcoWaste Coalition

Vendors Urged to Bring Garbage Sacks to Reduce Litter during the Black Nazarene Feast

An environmental watchdog has requested vendors who will ply their trade during the feast of the Black Nazarene tomorrow to bring used sacks for their discards. The EcoWaste Coalition, a group promoting waste prevention and reduction, made

Hail to the Black Nazarene Eco-Volunteers

We honor and thank the eco-volunteers from the Parish of St. John the Baptist’s Ministry of Care for the Environment, Ministry of Youth and the Basic Ecclesial Community, as well as staff of Manila’s Department of Public

Environmental Group Airs Appeal for Litter-Free Fiesta in Honor of the Black Nazarene

(Photo Courtesy of Danny Pata, GMA News TV) The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, reiterated its appeal for a garbage-free feast of the Black Nazarene that is expected to draw millions of devotees from near