Monthly Archive:: March 2015

Antipolo City Government, EcoWaste Coalition Jointly Appeal for Litter-Free “Alay-Lakad”

The Antipolo City Government and the EcoWaste Coalition today exhorted Filipinos joining the penitential “Alay-Lakad” this Maundy Thursday to make their pilgrimage litter-free. In a joint appeal, Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro Ynares III and environmentalist Sonia Mendoza,

Green Groups Stage Street Lenten Play in Quiapo to Dramatize Plastic Pollution (Groups Demand Zero Tolerance for Plastic Pollution)

In observance of Lent, zero waste advocates gathered in front of the Quiapo Church to draw attention to the daily “crucifixion” of Mother Earth amid the increasingly worsening throw-away, plastic culture. In this season of reflection, atonement

Environmentalists to Hold Street Play on Holy Monday about Plastic Pollution

Green advocates will gather in front of Quiapo Church tomorrow, Holy Monday, for a mini-Senakulo (Passion Play) highlighting an environmental theme. Organized by the EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog, the street drama will focus on

Newly launched Plastics Report, grim but offers hope

Quezon City. “Plastics leak toxic chemicals into the environment and cause severe waste problems all over the world.” “These are the two major problems associated with plastics,” said Cecilia Hedfors of the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation

EcoWaste Coalition shares ideas for green Lenten “sacrifices”

Quezon City. As the nation prepares for the commemoration of Jesus’ sacrifice, death, and resurrection to save humankind, environmental advocacy campaign network EcoWaste Coalition came up with a list of ideas for a green Holy Week. The

EcoWaste Coalition Lauds Online Retailer for Removing Banned Toxic Products from Website

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition lauded online retailer Lazada for its action to protect its customers from the fraudulent sale of banned consumer goods containing mercury and other prohibited substances. Lazada yesterday removed from its website lazada.com.ph

EcoWaste Coalition Blasts Online Sale of Dangerous Cosmetic and Slimming Products Banned by Health Authorities

Banned Jiaoli skin whitening products at olx.ph Banned BG skin whitening product at olx.ph Banned JJJ skin whitening product at lazada.com.ph Banned Brazilian Slimming Coffee at lazada.com.ph Banned Leisure Burn Body Fat Orange Juice at olx.ph Slimming

EcoWaste Coalition calls for water protection from pollution

Quezon City. “Protect our water bodies from waste and toxic pollution!” Waste and toxic watchdog EcoWaste Coalition reverberated this call as the world prepares to commemorate the World Water Day on 22 March. “We are alarmed and

Doctors and Environmentalists Back Intensified Action vs. Illegal Trade of Mercury-Laced Skin Whitening Cosmetics

Professional dermatologists and toxics activists have joined forces to boost efforts to bring the illegal trade in mercury-containing skin whitening cosmetics to a close. In an unprecedented move, the leaders of the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS) and

Letter Sent to Concerned ASEAN Environmental and Health Officials Requesting Action to Stop Illegal Trade of Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Cosmetics

Dear Friends, SUBJECT: ASEAN Action to Stop Illegal Trade of Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Cosmetics   Greetings from the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental organization in the Philippines that is actively working for chemical safety and zero waste.  We