Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Banned Mercury-Tainted Cosmetics Resurface in Pasay City

Dangerous skin whitening cosmetics banned by health authorities for containing highly toxic levels of mercury had resurfaced in Pasay City, the EcoWaste Coalition warned Sunday. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-governmental organization promoting zero waste and chemical safety,

Group Bares Rampant Sale of Banned Skin Whitening Cosmetics in QC

An environmental and health watchdog has revealed that skin whitening products containing mercury, a brain, kidney and skin poison, are being sold in Quezon City in clear defiance of the government. In test buys conducted in Quezon

EcoWaste Coalition Hails Makati Plastic Bag and Styro Ban (Calls for a Nationwide Legislation Against the Use of Plastic and Other Non-biodegradable Packaging Materials)

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network upholding responsible consumption and zero waste, lauded the implementation of City Ordinance No. 2003-095, banning the use, sale and distribution of plastic, polystyrene and other non-biodegradable packaging materials in Makati City

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Mercury-Laden Cosmetics On Sale in Guadalupe, Makati City

Some shops offering food supplements and herbal medications in Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City are also selling contraband cosmetics containing high levels of mercury, an extremely toxic chemical. The EcoWaste Coalition issued this statement after buying five

Sec. Paje Draws Cheers from Environmentalists as Ban on Open Burning is Upheld

Photo courtesy of From Quezon City to Davao City, environmental leaders heaved sigh of relief after Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon J.P.  Paje announced on Sunday that he instructed the Protected Areas

EcoWaste Coalition Exposes Illegal Trade in Mercury-Loaded Skin Whitening Cosmetics (Manila Councilor Vows to Have Ordinance Enacted to End Unlawful Trade in Mercury-Containing Cosmetics)

 Top 5 Products with the Highest Levels of Mercury: 1) Yudantang Ginseng and Green Cucumber 10 Days Whitening Speckles Removed Essence, 59,000 ppm, 2) Yudantang 10 Specific Eliminating Freckle Spot and Double Whitening Sun Block Cream, 50,000 ppm,

NGO Letter Urging DENR and PAWB Not to Burn Seized Elephant Tusks

13 June 2013 Hon. Ramon J.P. Paje Secretary Department of Environment and Natural Resources Hon. Theresa Mundita S. Lim Director Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau Dear Secretary Paje and Director Lim, We write with urgency to signify

Independence Day Souvenir Items Found Laced with Lead and Other Toxic Chemicals (Watchdog Says Flag and Other National Symbols Should be Toxics-Free)

Independence Day souvenir items with low or non-detectable heavy metals (above) and those with lead and other harmful chemicals (below). Some souvenir items bearing images of the National Flag and the National Coat of Arms were found to contain

EcoWaste Coalition Finds 125 Poison Toys on Sale Near Public Schools in 7 Metro Cities

 Top 12 leaded children’s products  Leaded action figures  Leaded animal toys  Leaded mini cars Mercury-laced lipstick and make-up set   What do some sipa, trumpo and holen, fun lipstick and make-up set, play rings, action figures, animal

Green Mamas Share Tips on How to Prevent Food Waste

Mothers and grandmothers of the EcoWaste Coalition have risen to the challenge of reducing food loss and waste by coming up with creative and ecological tips and tricks on managing household food needs to minimize, if not