Monthly Archive:: November 2012

Visiting Swedish Lead Paint Elimination Advocate Welcomed by Manila City Council

Manila Vice-Mayor Isko Moreno and members of the City Council  gave a warm welcome and recognition to Sweden-based Sara Brosche, Project Manager of the EU-funded IPEN’s Asian Lead Paint Elimination Project and the EcoWaste Coalition’s Lead Paint Elimination Project Team, citing the

Manila City Council Takes a Stand vs Unsafe Destruction of Video Karera TVs (Councilors’ action triggered by EcoWaste Coalition’s discovery of lead-containing TV fragments in Bonifacio Shrine)

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, lauded Manila lawmakers as the City Council “calls for an end to the destruction of video karera (VK) television sets with mallets or sledgehammers.” Through a resolution, the Councilors pressed the

EcoWaste Coalition Warns against Toxic Metals in Firecrackers and Pyrotechnic Devices

    Tests conducted by a non-governmental environmental group revealed the presence of heavy metals in some firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices. As part of its annual drive for a toxics-free celebration of Christmas and New Year, the

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Zero Waste to Clean the Air, Combat Climate Change

As climate change transforms the course of our lives, we must all strive to find and carry out real solutions that will help stabilize the climate and re-establish ecological health and balance across the globe. In line

Cebu Stakeholders Take on GHS Chemical Hazards and Proper Labeling System

23 November 2012, Cebu City.  A significant step towards global efforts on appropriate chemical management has gained momentum as over 80 individuals from several local groups throughout the province of Cebu took part in an awareness-raising training

Environmentalists Raise Need to Regulate Sky Lanterns

Environmentalists today appealed to the national and local authorities to regulate the use of sky lanterns or mini-hot air balloons before it becomes a craze and “gets out of control.” As the use of sky lanterns gains

EcoWaste Coalition Detects Toxic Phthalates Above DOH Limit in PVC Plastic Toys

  A toxics watchdog has discovered health-damaging synthetic chemicals called phthalates in some polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic toys way above the 0.1 percent by weight limit set by the Department of Health (DOH). The EcoWaste Coalition’s disclosure

Sen. Villar Leads Toy Inspection as NGO Watchdog Bats for Heightened Drive vs “Bad” Toys

The EcoWaste Coalition today called on both the public and private sectors to conduct a non-stop toy safety campaign with Christmas barely over a month away. The EcoWaste Coalition renewed its plea for toy safety as a

Tell Disney: No More Toxic Plastic

  TAKE ACTION – Tell Disney: Make Our Dreams Come True!    Share this campaign graphic (pictured to the right) with your friends on Facebook.  Go to the link below, and click the “SHARE” button. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151094003001610&set=a.158586541609.127629.8321461609&type=1&theater

EcoWaste Coalition Holds “Toy Clinic” in Tutuban to Promote Toy Safety as a Right and a Responsibility

(Photo by Danny Pata, MST)     A toxics watchdog today conducted a free “toy clinic” as consumers from near and afar trek to Divisoria, the bargain hunters’ paradise, for toys to give or sell this Christmastime.