Monthly Archive:: November 2015

EcoWaste Coalitions Joins the November 28 “March for Climate Justice Pilipinas”

“The EcoWaste Coalition asks the Paris Climate Conference to aim for an ambitious and fair agreement that will radically and rapidly reduce global warming pollution, protect human health and the environment, and ensure food security, sustainable livelihood

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Toxic Lead in Baby Cribs, Urges DOH to Initiate Recall Order

To mark the National Children’s Month, the EcoWaste Coalition held a press briefing today to draw the attention of government regulators and parents on lead-containing baby furniture and the urgent need to prevent infant exposure to toxic

Zero Waste Groups Join Clamor for Climate Justice ahead of Paris Climate Conference

Groups championing zero waste as an authentic and cost-effective solution to the climate crisis have added their voice to the clamor for climate justice ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference on November 30 to December 11

Watchdog Group Tells PM Trudeau to Take Back Canada’s Trash Now While Legal Loopholes Are Being Fixed

The EcoWaste Coalition, a watchdog group for chemical safety and zero waste, urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to order the immediate return to Canada of their botched illegal trash shipments while his government devise a “Canadian solution”

Omission of Garbage Issue in Aquino-Trudeau Bilateral Talk Dismays Environmental and Labor Leaders

Omission of Garbage Issue in Aquino-Trudeau Bilateral Meeting Dismays Environmental and Labor Leaders The conspicuous exclusion of the Canadian garbage dumping issue in yesterday’s bilateral talk between President Benigno S. Aquino III and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Environmentalists Welcome PM Justin Trudeau. Beseech Him to Leave Behind a “Gift of Justice” (Civil Society Leaders Pin Hopes on Canada’s New Prime Minister to Resolve Trash Issue)

Civil society leaders opposed to the illegal shipment of some 103 container vans of garbage from Canada renewed their call for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to rectify a blatant case of environmental injustice. Trudeau arrived yesterday for

Joint IDIS-EcoWaste Coalition Press Release: Groups Alert Consumers vs Mercury-Laced Skin Whitening Creams Being Sold in Davao City

Davao City/Quezon City.   Two environmental health groups today cautioned consumers seeking fairer skin tone to watch out for banned skin whitening cosmetics laden with toxic mercury. The Davao City-based Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) and the Quezon

Mothers Beware: Some Cribs May Expose Babies to Toxic Lead (Watchdog Finds Toxic Lead in Locally-Made Cribs, Calls for Regulatory Action)

Photos of “Maypajo” (white painted frame) and “Sta. Cruz” (unpainted frame) cribs. Mothers should be extra cautious when picking cribs for their babies as those decorated with lead-containing paints can cause brain and central nervous system damage

Pray for Paris… for Justice… for Peace.

Civil Society Leaders Ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Take Back Illegal Garbage Shipments from Canada

Visiting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada can turn a long-stinking garbage dumping scandal into an opportunity to correct a brazen case of environmental injustice by doing what is right.  At a press conference held prior to