Monthly Archive:: July 2012

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Non-Toxic Destruction of Illegal Gambling Machines

(Striker Jem, Mindanao Magazine) A waste and pollution watchdog has appealed to local government and police officials to stop the practice of breaking confiscated TV sets used in illegal “video karera” (VK) gambling activities. The practice of

EcoWaste Coalition Hails Impending Plastic Bag and Styro Ban in Manila

(EcoWaste Coalition’s delegation at the Session Hall of Manila City Council with Hon. Councilors Danilo Victor Lacuna, Ernesto Dionisio, Edward Maceda, Cristina Isip, John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto and Numero Lim, 24 July 2012) The EcoWaste Coalition,

EcoWaste Coalition Bares Sale of Harmful Toys Outside MM Public Schools

A toxics watchdog has revealed that toys containing health-damaging chemicals are being sold to public school children right at their doorstep. The EcoWaste Coalition made the revelation after subjecting 171 assorted children’s products to chemicals analysis last

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Safe Toys Law (32% of Cheap Toys Sold Outside Public Elementary Schools Found Toxic)

A toxics watchdog has put forward an urgent appeal before lawmakers even have time to warm their seats with the resumption of the 15th Congress: enact a safe toys bill. In its second “State of the Toys

Payatas Dumpsite Tragedy 12 Years Later: When Shall We Learn?

In observance of the 12th anniversary of the Payatas dumpsite tragedy in Quezon City, the EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, urged the Aquino government and the Filipino people not to forget the dreadful manmade disaster

Bishop, Watchdog Decry Illegal Sale of Poisonous Silver Jewelry Cleaner

(CBCP News) A senior Catholic Church leader and a toxics watchdog jointly urged the government to go on the offensive against dealers of deadly silver jewelry cleaning solutions. “The unlawful trade of cyanide-laced silver cleaning agents has

Beware of E-Waste

Waste recyclers from Linis-Ganda partners in Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig and Quezon Cities join the EcoWaste Coalition’s educational event at the Quezon City Hall that brought to light the many dangers

DepEd Urged to Require Lead-Free Chairs and Tables from Suppliers

While welcoming the recent approval of P941.3 million budget for the purchase of much-needed school chairs and tables, a toxics watchdog appealed to the Department of Education (DepEd) to demand certified lead-free furniture from bidders and suppliers.

Eco-Groups Push for a National Plastic Bag Ban in Observance of International Plastic Bag-Free Day

Green groups and supporters from local government units, beauty queens and church groups today converge at Quezon City’s Mega-Q Mart to celebrate the International PlasticBag Free Day. Bearing reusable bags and placards, some 150 members of the

Toxics Watchdog Slams Continued Sale of Poisonous Silver Jewelry Cleaner

The EcoWaste Coalition today urged the government to intensify its drive to rid the market of deadly silver jewelry cleaning solutions. The toxics watchdog appealed for urgent enforcement action after obtaining bottles of illegal silver cleaner in