Monthly Archive:: May 2012

EcoWaste Coalition Asks Politicos to Test Give-Away School Bags for Lead, a Brain Poison

With school classes about to recommence next week, the EcoWaste Coalition urged politicians, particularly town and city officials, to test school bags for lead, a brain poison, before giving them away to needy students in public schools.

EcoWaste Coalition Draws Attention over Phthalates in PVC School Supplies

After detecting lead in some school supplies, the EcoWaste Coalition has revealed the discovery of yet another class of harmful chemicals in some children’s school products: phthalates. Pronounced as “THAL-ates,” these plasticizers are synthetic chemical additives used

EcoWaste Coalition Goes to Cavite for Brigada Eskwela

In a bid to walk its talk, the EcoWaste Coalition today dispatched a team to Carmona, Cavite to promote a toxics-free Brigada Eskwela at a local school. The group drove from Quezon City to Mabuhay Elementary School

Right to Health and Safety Pushed as Brigada Eskwela Goes in Full Swing

A Zero Waste advocacy group has reminded Brigada Eskwela organizers and supporters nationwide to observe ecological and healthy practices as public elementary and secondary schools get a makeover in time for the resumption of classes on June

EcoWaste Coalition Bares “Toxic Truth” in Some School Supplies, Calls for Action to Avoid Childhood Exposure to Harmful Chemicals

As the resumption of classes draws closer, a toxics watchdog pressed for heightened consumer vigilance to prevent children from being exposed to health-damaging chemicals in some school supplies. At a press briefing conducted at its office in

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds QC’s Action to Turn City’s Parks into “Lead-Free” Zones

The EcoWaste Coalition today welcomed the action by the Quezon City Government to mitigate health hazards from lead-containing playground equipment at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) and other city-operated parks. The QC government swiftly initiated lead paint

EcoWaste Coalition Discovers High Levels of Lead and Cadmium in Chidren’s Rainwear

As “back-to-school” shoppers swamp Divisoria ahead of the school reopening, a toxics watchdog today announced that it has bought and screened 14 children’s raincoats and found dangerous levels of harmful chemicals in 13 of them. The EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Harmful Chemicals in Some School Supplies

Quezon City. With school reopening just around the corner, a toxics watchdog urged consumers to be watchful and alert against toxic chemicals lurking in common school supplies. The EcoWaste Coalition pressed for consumer vigilance after finding chemicals

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Decentralized Composting to Ease Garbage, Toxic and Soil Woes

An advocate for zero waste resource management today urged the government and the citizenry to rally behind a proven solution to society’s chronic problem with stinking garbage, toxic gases and depleted soils: decentralized composting. The EcoWaste Coalition

EcoWaste Coalition Finds More Toxic Slippers in the Market

A toxics watchdog today reported detecting excessive levels of lead in some fake as well as branded slippers sold in Divisoria, the country’s number one bargain center, and in Shoe Mart (SM), the country’s number one store