Monthly Archive:: June 2015

Toxics Watchdog Urges Manila LGU to Take Action against Street Sale of Poisonous Substances

Pictures taken on June 26, 2015 in Divisoria, Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog group, appealed to Manila city authorities to take action against the unimpeded sale of poisonous substances on the streets, particularly in Divisoria.

BOC, EMB Pushed to Reveal Content of Unclaimed Garbage Shipments from Canada

An environmental coalition has requested the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to publicly release the data gathered through a government study regarding the content of some 48 abandoned shipping containers loaded with

Groups Vow to Keep Pressure on PH and Canadian Governments on Second Anniversary of Illegal Garbage Shipments

Environmental groups today vowed to step up the pressure to both the governments of Canada and the Philippines to fairly and speedily solve the problem with the illegal garbage shipments from Canada, now totalling 98, that are

Zero waste group lauds Sen. Legarda’s firm stance against incineration

Quezon City. “Clearly I’m not promoting incineration. [The Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or Republic Act 9003} does not promote it.” EcoWaste Coalition said in a press release today, quoting from Sen. Loren Legarda’s keynote speech at

Protect Kids from Household Toxics, EcoWaste Coalition Tells

In celebration of National Poison Prevention Week (NPPW), toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition issued a call this morning asking the public to shield their kids from hazardous household substances. “To mark the start of the NPPW and in

EcoWaste Coalition Backs National Campaign for Poison Prevention

Source: National Poison Management and Control Center The EcoWaste Coalition, a staunch advocate for chemical safety and zero waste, will gather community leaders tomorrow for a timely workshop in Quezon City on household hazardous substances and poison

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Stronger Action to Combat Illegal Garbage Trade

Photo by Gigie Cruz/GAIA The EcoWaste Coalition, a not-for-profit environmental and health watchdog group, today expressed the need to review current regulations, procedures and controls to tackle the unethical and unlawful waste dumping from overseas. The group

Pope Francis hailed for blasting “throw-away culture” and for pushing “circular model of production” where “nothing is wasted”

Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January this year. ( Quezon City. 19 June 2015. EcoWaste Coalition, the country’s vocal proponent for chemical safety and zero waste, found an ally in the person of

EcoWaste Coalition Raises the Alarm Over the Dumping of Smuggled Household Insecticides with Cypermethrin

  The EcoWaste Coalition, a watchdog group for public health and the environment, sounded the alarm over the proliferation of 14 unregistered cypermethrin-containing insecticides, mostly from China, in the local marketplace. The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA),

EcoWaste Coalition Warns against Kidney Damage due to Mercury Exposure in Skin Whitening Creams

Aside from the more visible red blotchy skin, scar and uneven pigmentation, chronic exposure to mercury in skin whitening cosmetics may result in kidney damage and impaired renal function, a watchdog group for chemical safety and environmental