Monthly Archive:: February 2012

US Scientist to Visit PH to Drum Up Awareness and Action vs Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

A California-based scientist promoting the elimination of toxic chemicals in health and beauty products is coming over to the Philippines as the country gears up for the celebration of Women’s Month this March. At the invitation of

Groups Welcome Writ of Kalikasan vs Obando Landfill Project

Concerned groups welcomed a decision by the Supreme Court that they hope would eventually “bury with finality” a controversial landfill project in the town of Obando, province of Bulacan. The Supreme Court en banc issued on February

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Enforcement of Ban against Open Burning to Improve Air Quality

A waste and pollution watchdog has appealed to the government to vigorously implement the ban on open burning to reduce human exposure to environmental toxicants. “We call upon concerned national and local authorities to resolutely enforce the

No More Confetti Shower in People Power Rites

A group campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” urged government authorities to disallow the throwing of confetti in future celebrations of the historic People Power Revolution. The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, made the proposal today

Brain-Damaging Chemical Found in “People Power” Souvenirs

A watchdog tracking harmful chemicals in consumer products had detected high levels of lead, a potent toxin that attacks the brain, in some souvenir items celebrating the triumph of “People Power.” The EcoWaste Coalition made the revelation

Manila City Council Presses Action vs Mercury-Laden Cosmetics

The City Council of Manila last Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to rid the market of health-damaging cosmetics containing mercury, an extremely toxic chemical. At the instigation of Councilor Numero “Uno” Lim and with support from presiding

Eco Groups back MMDA’s call for banning plastic bags and Styrofoam

22 February 2012, Quezon City. Environmental groups pushing for the proper implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or RA 9003, expressed support to Metro Manila Development Authority’s call for a metro-wide ban on plastic bags

SC Asked to Put Manila Bay Clean Up Compliance Reports Online for Easy Public Access

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network, has asked the Supreme Court to make available online all compliance reports submitted by government agencies tasked to clean up Manila Bay. In a letter sent to Chief Justice Renato Corona

TOXIC LOVE: EcoWaste Coalition Tells Lovestruck Pinoys to be Wary of Toxic Gifts

Some Valentine’s Day gift items are toxic to health and not romantic at all. The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, aired this warning on the eve of Valentine’s Day after discovering traces of heavy metals in 13

Manila Councilor Asks City Government to Go After Retailers of Illegal Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics

A Manila councilor today filed a resolution asking the City Government to take action against unscrupulous retailers of cosmetics laced with mercury, an extremely toxic chemical, to protect public health. District II Councilor Numero “Uno” Lim made