Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Environmentalists Ask Politicians, “Berde Ka Ba?”

  (Veejay Villafranca/Greenpeace)   Popular superheroes, led by the Hulk, the Green Lantern, and Ben 10, together with local eco-warriors Super Walang Aksaya, Boy Bayong, and PCB Eliminator trooped to the offices of the Commission on Elections

Public Urged: Don’t Set Trash on Fire to Prevent Waste and Pollution

Huwag kang magsiga (don’t set your trash on fire)! The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, issued this reminder as the nation observes the Fire Prevention Month this coming March with the theme “Sunog at Sakuna

EcoWaste Coalition Uncovers Fake Nestle Mugs Tainted with High Levels of Lead

Counterfeit mugs bearing brand logos and trademarks of Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, are tainted with high levels of lead, a potent neurotoxin (nerve poison) that can permanently damage the brain. The EcoWaste Coalition’s

Cavite LGUs Enjoined to Stop Open Dumping at Manila Bay

“Ensure that open dumping is no longer practiced.” Following a formal complaint by the EcoWaste Coalition last December 3, 2012, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) finally ordered Cavite Provincial Governor Juanito Victor C. Remulla,

EcoWaste Warns vs Lead-Tainted Graduation Medals

An environmental network promoting Zero Waste schools and children’s safety from toxic chemicals has alerted school officials about graduation medals that may be tainted with lead, a chemical that can cause permanent brain injury.   In a

Valentine’s Wish: DENR Chemical Control Order (CCO) vs Toxic Lead

  Have a heart, let a strong health-based policy regulating lead and lead compounds be your Valentine’s gift to Filipino children, a civil society network for Zero Waste and chemical safety told environment officials today. Armed with

Team PNoy’s Proclamation Rally Far from Being Eco-Friendly

  (NOTE: The EcoWaste Coalition’s Secretariat will issue another press release upon receipt of volunteers’ report regarding the environmental conduct of  UNA’s proclamation rally in Cebu City yesterday.  Efforts will also be made to get and screen

Watchdog Cautions Public against “Valentoxic” Gifts

  Quezon City. On the eve of Valentine’s Day and the scene is set for romance – hearts and flowers, mugs and shot glasses, stuffed toys and animal figurines. But wait, some of these products might be

Poison Cosmetics: Ugly Chemicals in 44 Out of 60 Beauty Products Bared

  Quezon City.  With JS Proms and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, a green group promoting consumer and environmental health issued words of warning against ugly chemicals in beauty products amid their brisk sales. The EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Team PNoy and UNA to Commit to Clean Campaigning

Team PNoy, Team UNA told: Zero Basura is akin to good governance. Zero waste advocates will be watching closely how the two major political camps, the Aquino-led Team PNoy and the Binay-led United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), will