Monthly Archive:: July 2015

EcoWaste Coalition Welcomes Filing of Smuggling Charges vs Canada Garbage Importer

An environmental watchdog group welcomed the legal action taken by customs authorities against the importer of 48 shipping containers of misdeclared plastic scraps from Canada. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) today sued Pampanga-based Live Green Enterprises for

EcoWaste Coalition Exposes Continued Sale of Artificial Nail Sets with Toxic Glue in Divisoria

A toxics watchdog group advised consumers to refrain from buying artificial nail sets with matching glue that contains hazardous substances such as chloroform and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). “DBP and chloroform are among the over 1,350 substances that

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Waste Disposal Facilities and Surrounding Communities to Take Part in Earthquake Drill

An environmental watchdog group urged waste disposal facilities and surrounding communities to actively participate in the metro-wide earthquake drill this coming Thursday. “The participation of all sectors is essential to avoid loss of life, lessen damage to

QC Health Department and Shopping Mall Lauded for Action vs Dangerous Contraband Goods

The EcoWaste Coalition commended the Quezon City Health Department and the Ever Gotesco Commonwealth Center for taking action to curb the sale of banned products that can put consumer health at risk. In response to the complaint

SONA 2015: EcoWaste Coalition Hopes P-Noy Will Pull A Surprise and Send Garbage Back to Canada

For anti-garbage dumping advocates, hope springs eternal. For the EcoWaste Coalition, President Benigno S. Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow may yield a pleasant surprise as regards the Canadian garbage controversy if only

EcoWaste Coalition Launches First-Ever Filipino Children’s Storybook on Toxic Lead

The EcoWaste Coalition, a not-for-profit advocacy group for public health and the environment, has come up with a new tool —  a storybook — to inform children about the dangers of toxic lead. At the National Children’s

Groups Ask DENR to Junk “Garbage Diplomacy,” Pursue Legal Action to Compel Canada to Re-Import Its Trash

Amid a hail of brickbats and stones against the government’s handling of Canadian garbage dumping on our shores, environmental health and justice groups pressed the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) to take legal action to

Environmental Groups Denounce Dumping of Toxic Wastes in Amadeo, Cavite

The Cavite Green Coalition and the EcoWaste Coalition today urged the government to penalize to the full extent of the law the parties behind the dumping of 429 drums of toxic wastes in a private lot at

Environmental and Health Watchdog Finds Toxic Lead in Kiddie Art Stickers

Stickers with lead content. Stickers with low or non-detectable lead content. Not all cute stickers that kids use for art and craft projects as well as for personal accessories are suitable for children due to their lead

Groups Push for Food Safety Vigilance Amid String of Poisoning Incidents

In a bid to stop the series of food poisoning incidents due to the ingestion of tainted candies to school snacks, environmental and health groups called for food safety vigilance to ensure quality and safe food for