Monthly Archive:: April 2016

Three Presidential Bets to Help Informal Waste Workers Rise from Poverty

Presidential aspirants Grace Poe, Miriam Defensor Santiago and Mar Roxas, if elected, will carry out measures to improve the plight of the country’s army of informal waste workers. The three candidates unveiled their thoughts to help impoverished

Watchdog Gives Thumbs Up to Grace and Miriam for Upholding Incineration Ban, Scores Mar’s Pro-Incineration Stance

Presidential candidates Grace Poe and Miriam Defensor Santiago earned praises from a waste and pollution watchdog group for their strong positions upholding the incineration ban. The EcoWaste Coalition lauded the two women presidential aspirants for their clear-cut

Green Groups Woo Voters to Back Pro-Environment Poll Bets

    Green groups today asked the electorate to back candidates who will protect the public health and the environment as the May 9 poll campaign enters the home stretch. The EcoWaste Coalition, a group championing the people’s

Presidential Candidates Vow to Enforce Waste Law (Grace Poe to chair first meeting of the National Solid Waste Management Commission in first 100 days of her presidency)

Three presidential contenders have revealed their immediate action agenda for the first 100 days, if elected, to address the nation’s perennial battle with garbage. Responding to a question sent by the EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste and

Presidential Candidates Weigh In On Canadian Garbage Dumping Controversy

Presidential candidates Grace Poe, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor Santiago, if elected, will take specific measures to solve the long-drawn-out Canadian garbage scandal and prevent it from recurring. In their response to the question put forward by

Watchdog Welcomes New FDA Advisory Reiterating Ban on Five Cosmetic Preservatives

The EcoWaste Coalition, a watchdog group promoting consumer and environmental health, welcomed the government’s latest advisory to protect consumers from five types of parabens used as preservatives in cosmetics.  On Tuesday, the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)

DOE, PLIA Urged to Back PH Ratification of Mercury Pact

A local green coalition prodded key energy players to support the country’s ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury ahead of the observance of the Earth Day this Friday. In separate letters sent to Department of Energy

Archdiocese of Manila Urged to Go for Lead-Free Paints

A waste and toxic watchdog group today asked Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to require the use of lead-free paints for church-related construction and renovation projects in the Archdiocese of Manila. Through a letter sent today, the EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Finds More Cosmetics with Banned Preservative

10 of the 14 cosmetics that had isobutylparaben as listed ingredient, The EcoWaste Coalition today reported finding more cosmetics in violation of a government regulation prohibiting the use of isobutylparaben, a preservative, in 14 cosmetic products. The

Precautionary Approach Critical on Waste Containing Nanomaterials (Geneva) – In today’s Declaration on Waste Containing Nanomaterials, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ECOS, and the Oeko-Institut emphasize the importance of adopting and implementing preventive measures to protect people and the environment from possible hazards of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs)