Monthly Archive:: February 2014

EcoWaste Coalition Urges LGUs to Enforce the Ban against Open Burning, a “Silent Killer”

As the Bureau of Fire Protection gears up for the annual “Fire Prevention Month,” an environmental watchdog urged local government units (LGUs) and the public to uphold and enforce the national ban against the open burning of

EcoWaste Coalition Slams Sale of “Small but Terribly Dangerous” Skin Whitening Product Banned since November 2013

The EcoWaste Coalition deplored the rampant sale of a “small but terribly dangerous” skin whitening product loaded with mercury, a highly toxic chemical, in Chinese drug stores in Manila and on the Internet. In test buys conducted

EcoWaste Coalition Welcomes Filing of Smuggling Complaint vs Importer of Garbage from Canada

Photo Courtesy of Bureau of Customs The rapid filing of smuggling charges by the customs authorities against persons responsible for the botched importation of hazardous garbage from Canada drew positive reaction from a waste and pollution watchdog

EcoWaste Coalition Applauds INC for Litter-Free Charity Walk

  “The EcoWaste Coalition is delighted to find the route of the Iglesia ni Cristo’s charity walk for Yolanda disaster victims devoid of unsightly and filthy trash. We commend the organizers and participants for manifesting their solidarity

Local, Canadian Envi Groups Blast Illegal Waste Importation

Local and Canadian environment and zero waste advocates today express disgust over the attempted importation of mixed hazardous waste deceitfully declared as plastic scraps that were fortunately intercepted by the Bureau of Customs. “We condemn in strongest

FCAP Remembers Roy Alvarez

“Our deepest condolences to all and to Roy’s family.  We remember him for his devout commitment to make this world a clean and healthy place to live.  We especially remember Roy for his participation in our fight

Maraming Salamat sa mga Luntiang Ala-Ala Roy

Nieves and daughter Mirren receive a photo collage and a certificate of appreciation for Roy Alvarez’s invaluable contributions to the work of the EcoWaste Coalition in defense of public health and the environment. 

Tributes to Roy Alvarez, Actor, Environmentalist, Zero Waste Champion

“The officers, members and staff of the EcoWaste Coalition express sadness for the untimely departure  of Roy Alvarez, our former President (2010-2012), whom we hold in high esteem for his animated commitment to the pursuit of Zero

EcoWaste Coalition Mourns the Demise of Roy Alvarez, Zero Waste Champion

  STATEMENTEcoWaste Coalition Mourns the Demise of Roy Alvarez, Zero Waste Champion 12 February 2014   The officers, members and staff of the EcoWaste Coalition express sadness for the untimely departure  of Roy Alvarez, our former President

Pre-Valentine Warning: Lipstick Could Spell Trouble for Lovers and the Environment, Too

  Be cautious on what you put on your lips as there may be poisons lurking in your lipstick. The EcoWaste Coalition issued this pre-Valentine warning against lipstick products that may contain health-damaging chemical ingredients and impurities