Monthly Archive:: August 2016

Toxic Chemicals from E-Waste Found in Brain Toys Sold in Philippine Market

Analytical Results of Four Samples of counterfeit Rubik’s Cube from the Philippines Manila, Philippines/Firenze, Italy. Some toys that are designed to exercise the mind  may  contain toxic  chemicals from recycled electronic waste, which can damage the central

Consumers Urged to Heed FDA’s Health Warnings vs. Unnotified Cosmetics

 Unnotified Jiachuntang Ban Gan Jing Qu Ban Shuang skin whitening cream with high mercury content. Some of the unnotified cosmetics banned last August 22, 2016 under FDA Advisory 2016-94. The EcoWaste Coalition, a chemical safety and zero

Watch Group Warns: Toxic Toy Ruler-Wrist Band Sold for P5 Outside Schools

A watch group for toxic chemicals today cautioned parents and students against buying a cheap toy commonly sold outside public elementary schools that contains high concentrations of lead, a hazardous substance. The EcoWaste Coalition aired the warning

McDonald’s Voluntary Product Recall Gets Thumbs Up from Toxics Watch Group

EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit watch group tracking toxic chemicals in products and wastes, lauded fast food giant McDonald’s Philippines for voluntarily recalling promotional back packs, sling bags and bag tags that contain lead, a hazardous substance. The

LGUs Exhorted to Go After Stores Selling Cyanide-Containing Silver Jewelry Cleaners

 FDA-banned cyanide-containing silver cleaning products. Banned Silver Sparkle Flat Silver Dip.   Store attendant prepares receipt for banned Unisilver Silver Dip.  Unisilver Silver Dip comes free for every P500 worth of purchase in single receipt. Totally unlabelled silver

Environmental Groups Urge QC to Junk Multi-Billion Peso Incinerator Project As the Quezon City Day is celebrated today, various environmental groups asked Mayor Herbert Bautista to drop a planned joint venture with a Japanese company for a “waste-to-energy “ (WtE) facility. The groups also urged residents

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Industry to Voluntarily Remove Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

 From the “Beat the Microbead,” 5 Gyres Institute PSA From the Alliance for the Great Lakes The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental and health watch group, challenged manufacturers of personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs) to voluntarily terminate

Watch Group Lauds Cosmetics Maker’s Shift to Paraben and Plastic Microbeads-Free Products

A non-profit watch group promoting consumer and environmental health commended a cosmetics manufacturer for offering products that are free of parabens and plastic microbeads. The EcoWaste Coalition lauded Intelligent Skin Care Inc. (ISCI), maker of the Belo

DoE Urged to Put to Use US$1.37 Million Recycling Equipment for Mercury Lamp Waste

JANUARY 2016: Mercury-containing lamp waste abandoned on the sidewalk of Pablo Ocampo Sr. Avenue Extension, Barangay La Paz, Makati City.  A non-profit group advocating for the safe management of busted or spent fluorescent lamps containing toxic mercury

Watch Group Tells Cosmetics Company to Take Recalled Lotion and Soap Off Store Shelves (Please see follow-up press release here:

The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit watch group promoting consumer and environmental health, today urged the Intelligent Skin Care Inc. to remove from the market certain items from the Belo Essentials product line that contain isobutyl paraben, a