Monthly Archive:: November 2014

Emergency Power imperils environment and public health, green groups say

Environmental groups today denounced efforts by lawmakers allied with the administration to railroad the granting of emergency powers to the President to address a supposed power crisis, stressing that in its current form, the proposal would entail

Forget not “trash terror” threats to papal visit – EcoWaste Coalition

As the country prepares a  warm welcome for the much awaited papal visit in mid-January 2015, during the Zero Waste Month, waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition sounds a call to keep the event secured from an

Pretty Christmas lights may harm you – EcoWaste Coalition warns

“Beauty can be deceiving.”   This saying must have taken its physical form as innocent- and pretty-looking yet dangerous Christmas lights that the environmental watchdog EcoWaste Coalition warned the public against buying and using.   “We are

Toxics Watchdog Finds FDA-Banned Mercury-Loaded Skin Creams in Divisoria (Mercury up to 47,700 ppm detected in 10 products)

An environmental and health watchdog tracking the illegal traffic of toxic consumer products in the market today revealed the ruthless sale of banned skin whitening creams laden with mercury in Divisoria, Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition made the

2014 Bantayanihan Video

Quezon City. In 2013, GAIA together with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Ecowaste Coalition (EWC) supported typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors in the municipalities of Bantayan and Madridejos in the island of Bantayan, Cebu province. Our intervention

EcoWaste Coalition lauds Yolanda survivors, hits weak disaster response and preparedness

A year after the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda, zero waste advocacy network EcoWaste Coalition lauds survivors for mustering all remaining courage to make it through the tragedy, despite the apparent deficiency in disaster response and preparedness. The

Toxic Additives in Some Plastic PVC Toys Exceed Legal Limit – EcoWaste Coalition

Quezon City.  The EcoWaste Coalition, a public interest environmental network promoting chemical safety and children’s health, pressed the government to act against the sale of plastic toys laden with toxic chemicals commonly found in soft polyvinyl chloride

EcoWaste Coalition decries Undas trash

Photos courtesy of Tin Vergara A day after the Filipino nation’s observance of Undas, a zero waste advocacy network denounced littering and unsound waste management practices in many cemeteries that still spoiled All Hallows despite yearly pleadings.