Monthly Archive:: October 2013

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Cemetery Visitors to Cut Consumption of Bottled Water One way of reducing your “waste size” during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day is by shrinking your consumption of bottled water to the minimum. The EcoWaste Coalition made this suggestion following

EcoWaste Coalition to Cemetery Goers: Keep Undas Garbage-Free

Manila City. In anticipation of the recurring garbage problems plaguing the cemeteries during the nationwide observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, environmental advocates called on the public to opt for a garbage-free and toxics-free

Horror Cosmetics: Scary Ingredient in 12 Skin Whitening Products Bared

Consumers beware: a chemical lurking in some cosmetics that promise fair and pretty skin may instead give you a terrifying look and send shivers up your spines. The EcoWaste Coalition made the chilling warning after purchasing 12

Appeal to All Barangay Poll Candidates: Panalo o Talo, Please Clean Up and Recycle

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Voters to Observe Garbage-Free Election Day; Asks Candidates to Lead Post-Campaign Clean Up and Recycling

Quezon City. On the eve of this year’s Barangay Elections, an environmental group promoting Zero Waste pleaded with the voting public to keep schools and other polling places garbage-free. “We appeal to all voters to avoid littering

Testing of 100 Toys Bought in Baclaran Shows Toxic Metals in 50 Samples

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog tracking harmful chemicals in products and wastes, found half of the 100 toy samples it procured in Baclaran positive for lead and other toxic metals. The results were released today as

Message of H.E. EU Ambassador for the Launch of the EcoWaste Coalition’s Lead Paint Sampling Report

Message of H.E. European Union Ambassador Mr. Guy LedouxLead Paint Elimination Project Press Conference  October 23, 2013 Dear participants, I would like to thank you for inviting the European Union this morning to attend the launch of

EU-Funded Study Finds Dangerous Levels of Lead in Household Paints Sold in Philippines

Some paint companies in the Philippines sell paints for household use containing unsafe levels of lead, according to a new study of lead in decorative paints released by EcoWaste Coalition today. The report was released in observance

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and Representative Anthony del Rosario File Resolutions Expressing Support for the First “International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action,” Propose Congress to be Declared “Lead-Safe Zone”

Proposed Senate Resolution No. 292 (above) and House of Representatives Resolution No. 383 (below) filed by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and Representative Anthony del Rosario on October 14 and 16, 2013, respectively.

International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action

  (Photo Courtesy of Rolly Salvador, Malaya) The EcoWaste Coalition supports the first ever International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (Theme: “Eliminating Lead in Paints”) on October 20-26, 2013 that seeks  to: a) raise awareness about