Monthly Archive:: October 2015

EcoWaste Coalition Renews Appeal for Garbage-Free Undas

An environmental watchdog group has reiterated its plea to the general public not to litter in cemeteries as millions prepare to visit the graves of their departed family members and friends. “Our message is simple: ‘ang sementeryo

PH Groundbreaking Lead Paint Policy Makes It to Washington DC Forum

  The country’s landmark policy phasing out lead paint continues to draw positive recognition not only locally, but internationally. The experience of the Philippines in promulgating a national policy instrument eliminating the production and sale of lead paint will

“Ang Sementeryo ay Dasalan, Hindi Basurahan” (“Running Priest,” Environmentalists Run for Garbage-Free Cemeteries)

Over 100 environmental advocates for clean air and zero waste today staged a “BasuRUN” to remind the public not to leave any garbage behind when they visit the cemeteries to pay respects for their dearly departed loved

Philippines Marks International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (Groups Back Phase-Out of Lead Paints to Reduce Lead Exposure among Children)

Concerned groups from the public and private sectors  have come together to promote awareness and action to combat childhood lead exposure, which contributes to approximately 600,000 new cases per year of kids with intellectual disabilities across the

“Running Priest” to Run for Waste-Free Undas

Franciscan priest Fr. Robert Reyes, also known as the “running priest,” will stage a special run to prick the conscience of the nation and prevent the cemeteries from again turning into instant dumpsites this coming “Undas.” Reyes

Global Phase Out of Lead-Containing Paints Gains Ground in PH

A  public interest  group promoting chemical safety and zero waste has  lauded parallel moves at the global and local levels to eliminate lead-containing paint, a preventable source of childhood lead exposure. On the eve of the  International

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Ban on Imported Candles with Leaded Wicks

A watchdog group promoting proactive steps to prevent and control lead pollution sources urged the Department of Health (DOH) to stop the continued sale of imported candles with leaded wicks in Manila’s Chinatown. Through a letter sent

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Government to Flush Out Dubious Mercury-Free LED Lightbulbs

A watchdog group advocating for safe alternatives to mercury-containing lamps urged the government to act against cheap but potentially substandard light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs flooding the informal market. The EcoWaste Coalition has expressed concern over the proliferation

EcoWaste Coalition to Candidates: Please Don’t Give Away Toxic Baller Wristbands

The EcoWaste Coalition, a toxics watchdog, urged political aspirants to think twice before ordering baller bands as giveaways for the upcoming national and local polls in 2016. The group issued the precautionary warning after finding lead, a

EcoWaste Coalition Urges COMELEC, Candidates to “Green” Poll Campaign

An environmental watchdog group dared the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and all political wannabes to “green” the electoral campaign as aspirants for elective posts file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) this week. At a rally held in