Monthly Archive:: April 2015

EcoWaste Coalition’s Boxing Match Draws Attention to Toxic Chemicals that Are Specially Bad for Boys and Men

    Taking advantage of the fast approaching Pacquiao – Mayweather “fight of the century,” the EcoWaste Coalition today hosted a boxing match to call attention to chemical plasticizers that are particularly notorious for damaging men’s health.

Toxics Watchdog Urges DTI to Enforce Mercury Warning Label for Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs Fail to Provide Mercury Warning Information)

An environmental watchdog promoting chemical safety and zero waste today urged the government to implement without further delay the warning label for energy-efficient but mercury-containing fluorescent lamps. The EcoWaste Coalition requested the Department of Trade and Industry

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Kiddie Boxing Gloves Not Safe to Play With

Boxing gloves with high phthalate content. Boxing is definitely not a child’s game, especially when the punching gloves are packed with harmful chemicals. Amid the frenzy surrounding the upcoming Pacquiao-Mayweather boxing bout, the environmental and health watchdog

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Indonesia’s Crack Down on Toxic Lipsticks

The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, has thrown its support behind the move by the Indonesian health authorities to ban hazardous lipsticks with arsenic and lead content that were first banned in the Philippines last year. Through

Conserve water, it’s a limited resource, public told

Quezon City. While the earth is 71% water, only 1% of it is available and clean enough for drinking. “This limited yet extremely necessary resource is worth a lot of responsible consuming, especially during the dry season

Keep incineration ban intact, eco-groups to P-Noy

                               (Photos by Gigie Cruz-Sy/GAIA)  City of Manila. “Malinis na hangin, ipaglaban natin! Basura huwag sunugin!” (Defend clean air! Burn not trash!) Eco-activist groups comprising of the EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Green Convergence,

DOH, FDA Urged to Enforce Order vs Toxic Plasticizer in Toys

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental watchdog, today urged the country’s top health officials to act on swimming toys laden with hazardous substances as many families go to the beaches or pools to beat the intense summer heat.

Letter to DOH Sec. Janette Garin and FDA OIC Nicolas Lutero III re Children’s Swimming Toys in Violation of DOH A.O. 2009-0005-A

20 April 2015 Hon. Janette Garin Secretary, Deparment of Health Hon. Nicolas Lutero III Assistant Secretary, Department of Health OIC, Food and Drugs Administration Dear Friends, Subject: Children’s Swimming Toys in Violation of DOH A.O. 2009-0005-A Greetings

Beach and Pool Toys May Pose Health Risks to Children – EcoWaste Coalition

  Popular swimming toys on sale in Quiapo, Manila   The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, announced today that parents, if not careful, may be unintentionally exposing their kids to health damaging chemicals lurking in some polyvinyl

Civil Society’s Position Paper against Aerial Spraying for Environmental Justice

POSITION PAPER: Pesticide Policy Technical Advisory Committee Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority The banana industry has become one of the country’s biggest economic contributors because of the huge demand for the crop in the global market. Not only