Monthly Archive:: September 2014

EcoWaste Coalition: Lead-Tainted Chinese Flu Medicine Banned in US, Sold in the Philippines

The EcoWaste Coalition, a watchdog group promoting chemical safety and public health, urged consumers of Chinese medicines to pay attention to an advisory issued by US health authorities against a lead-containing anti-flu product. The US Food and

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Environmentally-Sound Recycling of Waste Lamps as Nation Observes Consumer Welfare Month

The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest network promoting zero waste and chemical safety, appealed to all consumers of energy-efficient but mercury-containing fluorescent lamps to properlymanage waste lamps to reduce risk to public health and the environment. The

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Government to Curb the Sale and Use of Brass Water Faucets with High Lead Content

  A toxics watchdog group has urged the government to ensure that only lead-safe water faucets and other plumbing fixtures are sold in the market to reduce the potential for lead exposure in drinking water.   The

EcoWaste Coalition, Obando People Rush to CA to Express Grief Over Landfill, Plead for Justice

Manila City. Zero waste and climate justice advocacy network EcoWaste Coalition together with a group of concerned citizens of Obando rushed to the Court of Appeals today to express extreme grief over the CA decision favoring a

Green groups urge MMDA chief to drop incineration proposal

Quezon City, 24 September 2014. Alarmed by the recent statement by Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman, Francis Tolentino, pushing for incineration to address perennial garbage and flood woes, green groups today asked the MMDA chief to abandon

Environmentalists from 30 Countries Say: “Canada Must Take Back Its Garbage”

Quezon City.  Public interest groups for a toxics-free future from 30 countries across the globe have expressed their concern about the botched shipment from Canada of 50 container vans of mixed trash to the Philippines in the

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Ecological Post-Flooding Cleanup

Quezon City.  A waste and pollution watchdog exhorted affected households, establishments and communities to minimize trash as they clean up the mess left by the floods spawned by southwest monsoon and tropical storm “Mario.” In a statement,

Green Groups Hit CA Decision Favoring Garbage Dump in Manila Bay-Obando, Say Decision to Worsen Climate Change Impacts in the Area

Quezon City. As the world prepares for the Global Climate March come September 21, green groups denounce a court decision favoring the operation of a privately-owned garbage dump in the Manila Bay – Obando area, an area

Over 100 Public Interest Groups Back Miriam’s Move to Prevent Hazardous Waste Dumping from Overseas

Quezon City. Over 100 public interest groups across the country have thrown their support behind a well-timed proposal by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago for legislative action against waste dumping from overseas. Senator Santiago yesterday filed resolution number

Seven Mercury-Laden Skin Whitening Cosmetics Discovered by the EcoWaste Coalition Banned by the FDA

    The EcoWaste Coalition, a health and environmental  watchdog, welcomed the latest public health warning from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) banning seven brands of imported skin whitening creams laden with toxic mercury. “These smuggled