Monthly Archive:: December 2015

EcoWaste Coalition Hits Massive New Year Revelry Trash as “Totally Unacceptable, Asks the Public to Try the 3Rs Next Time

Photos taken by the EcoWaste Coalition at Juan Luna corner Ylaya, M. de Santos and Sto. Cristo Streets, Divisoria, Manila on December 31 between 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.   Zero waste advocates press for waste prevention

EcoWaste Coalition Holds “Iwas Paputoxic” Community Outreach for Zero Injury, Zero Fire and Zero Waste

  As the number of firecracker-related injuries continues to rise, a waste and pollution watchdog organized a community action to encourage citizens to greet the New Year in a non-dangerous and non-toxic fashion. The EcoWaste Coalition today

Doctors, Environmentalists Appeal to Public to Nix Firecrackers and Fireworks

Medical doctors and environmental advocates jointly urged the general public to hail the New Year using alternative noisemakers in lieu of firecrackers and fireworks to minimize health-damaging toxic emissions, particularly in urban centers like Metro Manila. In

Environmental Watchdog Assails the Christmas Day Littering at Rizal Park

The waste and pollution watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition decried the Christmas Day litter that again defiled the country’s premier park. “Litterbugs carelessly left behind assorted trash as if Rizal Park was their dumpsite,” said Aileen Lucero, Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition. “Littering

Shun Firecrackers; Groups Plea for Compassion to Animals as New Year’s Revelry Nears

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the EcoWaste Coalition jointly urged the public to have mercy on animals who suffer a lot from the deafening sounds of firecrackers and fireworks to welcome the New Year. The

Watchdog Group Appeals to the Faithful to Reduce Christmas Garbage

  Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong calls for an eco-friendly observance of Christmas that will not add to our garbage woes.As the Christendom celebrates the birth of the Redeemer, a waste and pollution watchdog appealed to the

Holiday Food Warning: Lead-Painted Brushes Not Suitable for Rubbing Basting Sauce on BBQ and Grilled Meat

 Paint brush used for rubbing basting sauce on barbecue meat.   Paint brushes with high lead content above 90 ppm. Paint brushes with low lead content below 90 ppm. As Filipinos get ready for the traditional “noche

Government, Industry and Civil Society Affirm Unity to Ensure Phase-Out of Lead in Architectural, Decorative and Household Paints by December 2016

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong joins EcoWaste Coalition’s leaders Ochie Tolentino (left) and Sonia Mendoza (right) in drawing attention and compliance to the December 2016 phase-out deadline for lead-containing architectural, decorative and household paints in line with

Public Exhorted to Play Santa Claus to Mother Earth

With Christmas just around the corner, a zero waste advocate urged the general public to reduce, reuse and recycle holiday discards as a token of our appreciation for Mother Earth.   “Let us play Santa Claus to

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong Leads EcoWaste Coalition’s 9th “Iwas-Paputoxic” Drive vs Dangerous and Toxic Firecrackers

      The back-to-back typhoons Nona and Onyok failed to dampen the spirit of newly-crowned Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, the EcoWaste Coalition and over 1,000 students in promoting a safe and non-toxic way of heralding