Monthly Archive:: June 2012

FDA Urged to Go After Baclaran Traders of Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics

A toxics watchdog has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to go on full-offensive against vendors of cosmetics containing mercury, an extremely harmful chemical. “It’s high time for unscrupulous traders to face the strong arm of

Government Urged to Implement Zero Waste to Combat Child Labor in Waste Sector

“A child’s place is in school, not in streets, dumps or sweatshops.” The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental group promoting ecological and socially inclusive Zero Waste resource management, stressed this point as it bewailed the huge number of

Toxics Activists Take to the Streets to Campaign against Mercury Pollution

Rain-drenched members of the EcoWaste Coalition’s AlerToxic Patrol today swept through Quiapo, Santa Cruz and Binondo districts in Manila for a timely event dubbed as the “e-Jeep Toxics Tour vs. Mercury Pollution.” The anti-toxic activists paraded through

EcoWaste Coalition Calls for Inspection of Freezing and Storage Plants following Ammonia Gas Leak in QC

A toxics watchdog has appealed to concerned national and local government agencies to conduct an immediate inspection with public participation of ice and cold storage facilities in the country to prevent community and workplace safety problems due

Eco Groups Urge Pampanga to Focus on Zero Waste, not “Waste-to-Energy”

Environmental justice and health networks Mother Earth Foundation, EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) call on the Province of Pampanga to defend the Clean Air and Ecological Solid Waste

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Bureau of Customs to Ensure Non-Entry of Mercury-Tainted Milk from China

(China Daily/Jakarta Post) A toxics watchdog has called upon the Bureau of Customs to ensure that recalled mercury-tainted milk products from China will not find its way into the local market. In a statement made in response

FDA Alerted on Dangerous Cosmetics Laced with Mercury on Store Shelves (13 Skin Whitening Brands Tested Positive for Mercury)

Quezon City. A toxics watchdog that has been tracking dangerous chemicals in consumer products has alerted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the illegal sale in the cities of Manila and Makati of skin whitening products

Philippine NGOs Join Clamor for World Leaders to Commit to a Toxics-Free Future

As government negotiators race for a crucial agreement that many hope will set the path for a sustainable planet, over 150 groups from the Philippines asked world leaders not to neglect the harm caused by toxic chemicals

“Waste and Dump No More” to Avert Flash Floods” (LGUs, Households Urged to Step Up Waste Reduction Efforts)

Environmental groups today called on the general public to halt indiscriminate wasting and dumping to prevent perennial flash floods that turn our streets into filthy “swimming pools.” The EcoWaste Coalition and the Mother Earth Foundation also reiterated