Monthly Archive:: November 2013

Newly-Installed Barangay Officials Urgedto Go Zero Waste to Solve Garbage Woes

(Photo Courtesy by Dennis Sabangan/EPA)   A waste and pollution watchdog today called on new barangay officials who will assume office starting tomorrow, 30 November, to take priority action to prevent and reduce waste generation and disposal

Watchdog Finds Dangerous Levels of Lead in 43 Fashion Blings and Things

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, has found dangerous levels of lead, a highly toxic chemical, in many inexpensive fashion blings and things being sold in Divisoria and Quiapo, Manila as Christmas shopping soars. Out of 65

Laboratory Tests Detect Toxic Phthalates in Toys

Question: what do some kiddie boxing gloves, squeaky toy, soft ball and play chair have in common?  Answer: toxic phthalates. Phthalates, which are industrial chemicals often used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and are linked to reproductive and

EcoWaste Coalition Campaigns for Safe Toys in QC as Test Shows 49% of 150 Sampled Toys Toxic (Group Steps Up Toy Drive for Super Typhoon Yolanda’s Child Survivors)

      The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network, today conducted a toy clinic to screen toys for health-damaging toxic metals, as well as collected toy donations for child survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. The back-to-back event was

Statement re FDA’s Latest Health Warning vs Mercury-Laced Skin Whitening Cosmetics

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EcoWaste Coalition: Cancel Fireworks Shows, Shun Firecrackers, Help Typhoon Victims

19 November 2013, Quezon City.   A waste and pollution watchdog has called on local government units, private companies and individual revelers to divert money to be spent for fireworks and firecrackers torelief and rehabilitation efforts in areas

EcoWaste Coalition Collects Safe Toys for Child Victims of Monster Typhoon Yolanda

Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA   An environmental organization has launched a toy drive to assist child survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in easing the anxiety and trauma they have gone through. Through a press release, the EcoWaste

Cancer-Causing Cadmium Found in Cheap Fashion Accessories and Jewelries

Cadmium, a known carcinogen, has been found in some costume accessories and jewelries being sold at bead and trinket shops in Quiapo, Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition made the discovery after analyzing 50 samples of bracelets, brooches, earrings,

EcoWaste Coalition Proposes Austere Christmas Celebration in the Face of Tragedy

12 November 2013, Quezon City. “Make it simple.” The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, aired this three-word direct appeal to all Filipinos observing Christmas, the nation’s most festive celebration. The group’s plea for austere Christmas festivities came

2013 Global Day of Action Against Burning Waste for Dirty Energy is a Great Success (More than 25 actions in 13 countries across 6 continents mobilize thousands against incineration and for zero waste and clean energy solutions)

An international network of environmental, health, advocacy and anti-poverty groups organized the first global month of action against dirty energy from October 11 to November 11, 2013.  Called Reclaim Power, the month of action included a November