Monthly Archive:: October 2014

Cemeteries Commended for Adopting Pro-Environment Measures to Protect Trees, Lessen Garbage(Manila Memorial Park Lauded for Disallowing the Nailing of Tarps on Trees, Manila North and South Cemeteries Cited for Doing Away with Wasteful Plastic Buntings)

 Manila Memorial Park  Manila South Cemetery Manila North Cemetery As the Filipino nation prepares to honor the dead, an environmental watchdog cited three major cemeteries in Metro Manila for adopting eco-measures to protect the trees, as well as

Signages Promoting Waste-Free Undas Installed at Manila North Cemetery

  The EcoWaste Coalition, in collaboration with the Manila North Cemetery Administration, put up eco-reminders encouraging cemetery visitors to prevent and reduce garbage and pollution as a sign of respect for the dead as the nation marks All Saints’

Zero waste advocates do the Zumba to urge cemetery goers to shun “Zombasura”, observe “Cemetiquette”

A few days before the commemoration of the time-honored Filipino “Undas” tradition, green groups today implore the public to show genuine respect for our departed loved ones by trashing wasteful and toxic habits. Through a Zumba-inspired event

Horrific Lipsticks with Dreadful Lead on Sale in Quiapo, Manila

Some of the scariest consumer products that you may find, Halloween season or not, are ironically sold in beauty shops offering cosmetics with no official market authorization. The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, aired this observation after

EcoWaste Coalition Cautions Consumers from Buying Halloween Items that may be Horrifically Toxic

  The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, advises consumers to demand information on chemicals in products as toy stores load the shelves with spooky merchandises for the Halloween celebration. “It’s good to exercise precaution when buying such

Quezon City Pre-Schoolers and Parents Push for Lead Paint Elimination for Healthy Bodies and Environment

To mark the continuing celebration of the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) and in commemoration of the United Nations Day today, over one hundred school kids dressed in vibrant national costumes of UN member

Environmentalists, waste workers slam pro-incineration shift, say it will burn jobs, poison the environment

  Members of the informal waste sector or IWS and community and environmental organizations marched to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), then to the House of Representatives today to shun attempts to legalize incineration

Undas Safety Warning: Watchdog Cautions Consumers against Toxic Candles, Offers Precautionary Tips

Imported Chinese candles with metal wicks are still sold in Binondo, Manila despite being banned in many countries due to the risk of lead poisoning. The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog campaigning to eliminate preventable sources of

EcoWaste Coalition urges cemeteries to reduce waste during “Undas”

Waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition urges cemeteries to reduce their waste generation during the commemoration of Undas.   “The observance of Undas is a uniquely-Filipino time-honored tradition that aims to commemorate and show respect for our

Campaigners Say “Get the Lead Out for Our Children’s Health” as Filipino Children Join Worldwide Action vs Lead Poisoning

More than one hundred kids and parents today gathered at Rizal Park—the country’s premier national park—at the launch of the weeklong global movement to protect children from lead, a toxic chemical that can permanently damage a child’s