Monthly Archive:: February 2016

Toxics Watchdog Urges Erap to Ensure Lead-Safe Playgrounds for Manila’s Kids

A watchdog group promoting children’s safety from toxic exposure today urged Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to ensure that lead-safe paints are used in refurbishing the city’s public recreational and sport facilities. Through a letter delivered today, the

Toxics Watchdog Cautions Cyclists against Hazardous Substance in Glue for Tire Repair

A watchdog group on toxic chemicals, products and wastes today alerted cyclists against using a glue for tire puncture repair that contains 1,2- dichloroethane. The EcoWaste Coalition sounded the alarm after the government of Spain ordered the withdrawal

EcoWaste Coalition Shows Bags and Other Functional Items from Repurposed Tarps

Tarp Ball Bag Tarp Laundry Bag Tarp Shopping Bag  Tarp Purse  Tarp Mini Bag  Tarp Shoe Bag  Tarp Apron  Tarp Bills Organizer  Tarp Tools Belt  Tarp Recyclables Receptacle Tarp Multi-Purpose Organizer In a creative action aimed at

#SumbongKo: Illegal Election Campaign Materials at Agoncillo St., Manila; Photos Taken at 24 February 2016, 7:30 am

 Agoncillo St., Manila  Agoncillo St., Manila Agoncillo St., Manila

#SumbongKo: Illegal Election Campaign Materials at Parañaque City; Photos Taken on 23 February 2016, 5:00-5:30 pm

 G.G. Cruz St., Parañaque City   G.G. Cruz St., Parañaque City  G.G. Cruz St., Parañaque City Santiago St., Parañaque City  Pinaglabanan St. cor. Sta. Rita Ext., Parañaque City  Quirino Ave., Parañaque City

#SumbongKo: Illegal Election Campaign Materials at Makati City; Photos Taken on 23 February 2016, 7:30-8:00 am

 P. Burgos St., cor. D.M. Rivera, St., Makati City  P. Burgos St., cor. D.M. Rivera St., Makati City  H. Santos St., cor. J.P. Rizal Ave., Makati City  J. P. Rizal Ave., next to Poblacion Fire Station, Makati

Group Calls for People Power vs Dumping towards Chemical Safety and Zero Waste

As the nation prepares to mark the 30th anniversary of EDSA I, a chemical safety and zero waste advocacy group rallied the Filipino people to back politicians who will protect the public health and the environment from

EcoWaste Coalition Warns of Cadmium Pollution due to Unregulated Use of Tarpaulins

As the government’s “Operation Baklas” against illegal poll  campaign materials continues, an environmental watchdog group highlighted the lack of regulation to restrict cadmium, a cancer-causing substance, in plastic tarpaulins. “Plastic tarpaulins have become extremely popular for all

Zero Waste Group to Repurpose Campaign Materials Seized by the MMDA into Useful Items

To prevent campaign tarpaulins from ending in dumps, the EcoWaste Coalition today received from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) some 250 pieces of seized poll materials that will be repurposed into useful items.  At a simple

#SumbongKo: Illegal Election Campaign Material, Sta. Ana, Manila; Photo Taken on 16 February 2016, 4:00 pm

Delpan St. cor. Tejeron St., Sta. Ana, Manila