Monthly Archive:: September 2015

Toxics Watchdog Gives QC Council Two Thumbs Up for Passage of Two Environmental and Health Measures

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and health watchdog group, lauded the Quezon City Council for adopting two well-timed measures that will protect the public from hazardous products and wastes. “We give the Quezon City Council two thumbs

Toxics Watchdog Promotes CHR’s Human Rights Agenda on Chemical Safety

(Photo by Gigie Cruz) A watchdog group for environmental health and justice has called upon the various sectors, particularly the government and the industry, to rally behind the move by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to

Mayor Erap Urged to Enforce Manila City Ordinance 8178 Banning Cyanide-Containing Silver Jewelry Cleaner

A toxics watchdog today appealed to Mayor Joseph Estrada to enforce a 2008 city ordinance prohibiting the sale of deadly cyanide-laced silver jewelry cleaner in Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition issued the appeal in response to the latest

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Some E-Gadget Accessories Toxic

Some colorful earphone cases and cord holders being sold in Divisoria may not be suitable for kids due to their high lead content. The EcoWaste Coalition, a chemical safety advocate, urged consumers to exercise caution when buying

Groups Reach Out to Malacañang to Expedite Ratification of “Basel Ban Amendment”

Leaders of Ang NARS Party-List and the EcoWaste Coalition on Monday went to Malacañang to obtain support for the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment. The Basel Ban Amendment is a revision to the Basel Convention, a

Local Groups Back Global Alliance to Phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides

Public interest groups threw their weight behind a proposal to establish a Global Alliance to Phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) at the forthcoming meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM4) in Geneva, Switzerland on September

EcoWaste Coalition Joins Clean Run Led by Running Priest Fr. Robert Reyes for Clean Air, Clean Environment, Clean Politics and Clean Government

Global and Local NGOs Back the Establishment of Global Alliance to Phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides at ICCM4

17 September 2015 Hon. Jonas Leones Undersecretary for Environment and International Environmental  Affairs Hon. Juan Miguel Cuna Assistant Secretary/Director, DENR-EMB Hon. Norlito R. Gicana Executive Director, Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority Hon. Aida V. Ordas Chief, FPA Pesticide

Toxics Watchdog Pushes Tests of E-Cigarettes and Other “Vaping” Products for Cancer-Causing Chemicals The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, urged health authorities to test e-cigarette products for cancer-causing acetaldehyde and formaldehyde. The group issued the clarion call after a widely-publicized US report showed that the majority of the 97

Chinese Drug Stores in QC Found Selling Banned Mercury-Containing Skin Whitening Creams

A toxics watchdog group urged the Quezon City Health Department to go after Chinese drug stores operating in the city that are selling contraband products such as skin whitening cosmetics laden with mercury. As part of the