Monthly Archive:: May 2013

Green Group Bats for Healthy School “Baon,” Urges Government to Protect Children from Unhealthy Food Marketing

An environmental group has made a pitch for nutritious and budget-friendly home-prepared school “baon” that can ease hunger and provide good nutrition as well.    In a statement released ahead of the opening of the new school

DILG Sec. Mar Roxas Urged to Help Break the Supply Chain of Deadly Silver Jewelry Cleaner (Government Asked to Issue New Policy with Teeth to End String of Tragic Deaths)

The EcoWaste Coalition today asked Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas, along with other local government and police officials, to go after the producers and vendors of deadly cyanide-laced silver jewelry cleaning products.

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Safe Disposal of Busted Lamps Containing Mercury

Quezon City.  An environmental network promoting zero waste and chemical safety again reminded the general public against the improper disposal of mercury-containing fluorescent lamps. The EcoWaste Coalition issued the reminder after visiting 10 public schools in the

EcoWaste Coalition: Are Our Schools Safe from Environmental Pollutants?

Are our public schools safe from health-damaging environmental pollutants? A waste and pollution watchdog posed this question as the annual Brigada Eskwela, or the National Schools Maintenance Week, bring to a close tomorrow. “While fully appreciative of

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DA to Ban Rice Sacks with Lead-Containing Markings

The sacks used as primary packaging for rice, the nation’ s staple food, should be totally safe from lead, a toxic chemical. As the country moves towards rice self-sufficiency as exemplified by the export of some 35

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Eco-Friendly Brigada Eskwela

Quezon City. An environmental watchdog today asked Brigada Eskwela organizers and volunteers not to use leaded paint and produce leaded waste as public schools get much-needed sprucing up after the elections. “Lead in paint, dust and soil

EcoWaste Coalition Finds More School Supplies Laden with Brain Poison

Quezon City.  With just over two weeks before the start of the new school year, a toxics watchdog urged parents to be cautious about buying school supplies that may contain lead, a chemical that can reduce a

EcoWaste Coalition Sounds Alarm over Toxic Chemicals in Tarpaulins, Calls for Ban on Cadmium and Lead in PVC Tarpaulins

Quezon City.  As campaign materials are removed, recycled or disposed of, a waste and pollution watchdog warned that the plastic tarpaulins widely used by most of the 44,448 candidates to lure voters in the recently-concluded elections may

Eco-volunteers Hold Post-Election Clean-up, Urge Candidates to Follow Suit

Quezon City. The country’s post-elections have always been accompanied by voluminous trash from all sorts of political discards that the candidates utilized throughout their campaign. This year was no exemption as the EcoWaste Coalition, together with the

EcoWaste Coalition to Voters: Shun Littering, Uphold Clean Democracy

On the eve of the May 13 polls, an environmental network espousing Zero Waste appealed to the voting public to keep schools and other polling places garbage-free. “We appeal to all voters not to drop any litter