Monthly Archive:: May 2015

Back-to-School Advice: Cross PVC Plastic Off Your Shopping List

High concentrations of a toxic chemical compound banned in toys were detected in some plastic school supplies prompting a health and environmental watchdog group to warn consumers anew. The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for chemical safety and zero waste,

Schools urged to ban plastic bags and styro

Signage at the gate of De La Salle University – Dasmarinas, Cavite. Photo by Tin Vergara Quezon City. A few days before the next school year, waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition urged education authorities to consider

Green network backs EMB call for BOC to ship back new Canada trash cargo

Quezon City. As issue of the new Canada trash shipment gets hotter than the weather each day, a waste and pollution campaign network issued a call today supporting Environmental Management Bureau’s (EMB) statement to the customs bureau.

New Canada Trash Elicits Suspicion, Prompts Protest vs Garbage Smuggling in the Guise of Recycling

   Manila. “Once is enough. Twice is too much. But we fear there could be more!” Aileen Lucero, Coordinator of the waste and pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition exclaimed in indignation as citizens hit the streets anew to

EcoWaste Coalition Denounces New Garbage Shipment from Canada, Urges the Authorities to Stop Waste Dumping Disguised as Recycling

Quezon City. The discovery of more garbage shipment from Canada by customs authorities has ignited fresh calls for the government to decisively act against the illegal traffic in waste that is turning the Philippines into a virtual

Manila’s Stance vs Unwanted Canadian Garbage Draws Support from Environmental Justice Groups

Following Manila City Council’s call for the immediate removal of hazardous garbage from Canada sitting in Manila’s port, environmental justice groups urged the Government of Canada to act in good faith and re-import the controversial garbage shipment

Beware of school supplies that can damage the brain – EcoWaste Coalition

As school kids and parents get ready for the opening of the school year next month, school supplies have started to sell like hotcakes.   However, toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition quickly warned the public against some school

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Chemical Accident Prevention as Part of Earthquake Preparedness

An environmental network for chemical safety and zero waste has expressed its support for enhanced collaboration among the various stakeholders to minimize the adverse impacts of strong earth movements and other natural exigencies. The EcoWaste Coalition joined

Environmental and labor groups rally behind Miriam’s call that PH is not “an international trash bin”

Photo by Gigie Cruz-Sy/GAIA Quezon City. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago’s latest statement on the long-drawn-out Canadian garbage dumping controversy has elicited enthusiastic support from environmental and labor groups. Through Senate Resolution 1341 filed last May 14, Santiago,

Hundreds of Volunteers Kick Off “Zero Waste, Lead-Safe” Brigada Eskwela

Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and school officials have joined environmentalists in an ecological, healthy and safe cleanup and renovation of Isabelo de los Reyes Elementary School in Tondo, Manila. Organized by the EcoWaste Coalition, and in