Monthly Archive:: August 2012

EcoWaste Coalition Welcomes Cosmetics Giant’s Phase Out Plan for Toxic Chemicals

A toxics watchdog campaigning for consumer access to information on chemicals in products and for safer consumer goods has lauded a historic move by a transnational company to remove certain chemicals of concern in their product line.

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics in Las Piñas and Muntinlupa

A toxics watchdog has uncovered the unlawful sale of imported mercury-laden skin whitening products in Las Piñas and Muntinlupa Cities not far from the headquarters of the government agency that has banned some of them. The EcoWaste

US Study Triggers Fresh Call for PH Ban on Phthalates in Children’s Products

A brand new US report has revealed that toxic plastic chemical additives linked to infertility, birth defects, asthma, obesity, diabetes, early puberty and other health problems were found to be rife in children’s vinyl school supplies. The

Groups Seek Faster Phase Out Period for Leaded Paints

(Photo from ehow) “There is no compelling reason to extend the phase out period for lead-added paints to six years.” Over 115 civil society groups and individuals hammer home this message to environment officials and regulators as

Toxics Watchdog Finds Mercury-Laden Cosmetics in QC Stores

Skin whitening products containing mercury, a highly toxic chemical, are still being sold in Quezon City despite a government-issued recall order. The EcoWaste Coalition, an independent toxics tracker, revealed the unrelenting sale of mercury-tainted skin whitening creams

Green Groups Join the Fray, Press Congress to Pass FOI Bill

Environmental groups have joined the fray to have the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill enacted by the 15th Congress. The groups are one with FOI advocates, including enlightened legislators, academicians, media practitioners and the civil society, in

EcoWaste Coalition Appeals to the People to Heed the President’s Warning against Improper Waste Disposal

The warning aired by President Benigno S. Aquino III (P-Noy) against litterbugs who dump their discards in waterways causing flood control equipment to slow down or conk out has received strong support from advocates for a “litter-free

Green Groups to the Public: “Recover, Reuse, Recycle”

(Garbage woes at Barangay Damayang Lagi, Quezon City, 9 August 2012) Environmentalists today appealed to the public to salvage whatever useful discards they can as citizens switch to the cleanup mode following the widespread floods in Metro

Government Urged to Check Conditions of Dumpsites after Continuous Rains

A waste and pollution watchdog has asked concerned national and local government agencies to conduct immediate inspection and assessment of waste disposal facilities following persistent rains in many parts of the archipelago, particularly in Metro Manila and

Toxics Watchdog Slams Unconcealed Sale of Banned Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics in Baclaran (10 of 10 Skin Whitening Creams Loaded with Mercury Poison)

Some skin whitening creams that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned for containing elevated amounts of mercury, an extremely toxic chemical, are being sold like ordinary products in Baclaran. The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, made