Monthly Archive:: May 2016

Schools Urged to Also Spruce Up Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs)

Photos taken at Gregorio del Pilar Elementary School, Tondo, Manila, 31 May 2016 An ecology group urged the participants of the ongoing Brigada Eskwela nationwide to also spruce up the materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in schools. MRFs,

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes School Compliance to Government’s Lead-Free Paint Policy

The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for a lead-safe  school environment, exhorted the principals, teachers and parents to be vigilant  to ensure lead-free school makeovers during the week-long Brigada Eskwela starting today. The chemical and waste watch group

Brigada Eskwela Participants Told: Don’t Burn Trash, Don’t Use Lead Paints

Photos taken at Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School, Paco, Manila, 30 May 2016 A waste and pollution watch group urged participants of this year’s Brigada Eskwela on May 30 to June 4 to clean and beautify the

Groups Back Duterte’s Plan to Ban Firecrackers and Fireworks Nationwide

A waste and pollution watchdog urged presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte to make good on his promise to ban firecrackers and fireworks nationwide. The EcoWaste Coalition, a civil society partner of the Department of Health in the yearly

Watchdog Urges Schools to Take DepEd’s Directive on Lead-Free Paints to Heart

Photo Courtesy of Boy Santos The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watch group, today lauded the Department of Education (DepEd) for acting on its request to ensure that only lead-safe paints will be used in all schools

EcoWaste Coalition: Probable Human Carcinogen Found in Some PVC Plastic School Supplies

A waste and pollution watchdog group advised the public to steer clear of school supplies containing cancer-causing and endocrine disrupting chemicals as consumers take advantage of “back-to-school” promotional sales. The EcoWaste Coalition made the suggestion at a

Lead Exposure Costs the Philippines Over US$15 Billion Annually – NYU Researchers

A new interactive map shows that lead exposure costs the Philippines more than US$ 15 billion (almost PHP 700 billion) annually. This cost exceeds the over US$ 675 million the Philippines received in net official development assistance (ODA) in 2014.  

Watchdog Proposes Action Agenda on Wastes and Toxics for Duterte’s First 100 Days in Office

IDIS representatives submit “Sustainable Davao City Movement’s 8-Point Environmental Agenda” and the EcoWaste Coalition’s “13-Point Agenda on Wastes and Toxics” to Mr. Peter Tiu Laviña, spokesperson and member of the Duterte Transition Committee The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental

Watch Group to Consumers: Be Cautious of Lead-Laden School Supplies (Group Hopes Toxic Children’s Products to Vanish under Duterte Presidency)

A non-profit watch group for toxic chemicals in products and wastes has again alerted consumers against buying school supplies laced with lead, a brain-damaging chemical. For the fifth year in a row, the EcoWaste Coalition warned against

Watchdog Red-Flags Open Burning of Used Campaign Materials

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watch group, has red-flagged the hazards of burning discarded election campaign materials in streets and garbage dumps. The group aired the warning as government workers as well as civic groups