Monthly Archive:: April 2012

EcoWaste Coalition Alerts QC Government on Health Risks from Lead in Fitness and Play Equipment at QMC

A toxics watchdog has alerted the Quezon City Government about the health risks posed by physical fitness and playground equipment at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) that are loaded with lead, a poison chemical that damages the

EcoWaste Coalition Sounds the Alarm over Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals that can Cause Reproductive Disorders

A visiting ecotoxicologist from Sweden has called attention to a class of chemicals causing adverse health effects, including undescended testicles, shortened penises and reduced sperm production. At a forum organized yesterday in Quezon City by the EcoWaste

Health Advocates Conduct “On-the-Spot” Test of Cosmetics for Mercury, Detected Mercury in 9 out of 12 Samples up to 31,400 ppm, Caution Consumers from Buying Poison Products

Health advocates from the government an d the civil society today trooped to Sta. Cruz, Manila in their latest bid to expose and arrest the unlawful sale of mercury-laden cosmetics in the district. In a combined enforcement

“Boy Bayong” – the Eco-Warrior

“Boy Bayong” Returns in time for Earth Day 2012

“Boy Bayong,” the EcoWaste Coalition’s favorite mascot for ecological and sustainable lifestyle, will stage a comeback amid the clamor for solutions to the plastic garbage crisis. As part of the Earth Day 2012 festival at the Cultural

NPDC Lauded for Giving Jobs to Street Dwellers, Other Government Agencies Urged to Follow Suit

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, applauded the recent move by the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) to employ street dwellers for the maintenance and upkeep of parks under its jurisdiction. The NPDC, in partnership

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Pre-Earth Day “Kuryentipid” Tips in the Face of Power Shortage

As leaders of the public and private sectors scuttle for solutions to prevent the power shortage in Mindanao from worsening, environmentalists have come up with practical steps that will moderate consumer demand for electricity. The EcoWaste Coalition,

EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Regulatory Action vs. Cigarette Butt Waste

A waste and pollution watchdog today called upon the government, particularly the environment and health departments, to craft an urgent regulatory policy that will ensure the proper management of cigarette butts or filters as toxic waste. The

EcoWaste Coalition Mourns Massive Breach of RA 9003 at Antipolo Penitential Walk (Hails Informal Recyclers for Cutting Waste Volume Sent for Disposal)

An environmental group campaigning for a “litter-free Pilipinas” decried the “massive breach” of the country’s waste law during the penitential walk to Antipolo City that began on Maundy Thursday. “By sunrise of Good Friday, the ugly mess

Toxics Watchdog Thumbs Up Makati’s Lenten “Kubol” (19 out of 22 “kubol” meet US regulatory limit for lead in paint

The makeshift structures or “kubol” for the traditional “Pabasa” in Barangay Poblacion in Makati City drew commendation from a toxics watchdog for their use of “no lead added” paints. The EcoWaste Coalition made the rare citation today