Monthly Archive:: September 2016

Thank You Miriam

Thank You Miriam. The EcoWaste Coalition joins the Filipino people in honoring Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago who passed away today at the age of 71.  We consider Miriam a friend and our indefatigable champion at the Senate

Groups Urge President Duterte to Wage War on Waste and Pollution

Green groups today urged President Rodrigo Duterte to wage a “War on Waste” and lay down an ecological and just waste and pollution prevention and reduction regime that protects public health and the environment a matter of

Environmental and Labor Activists Write to PM Trudeau to Push for the Re-Export of Illegal Canadian Trash

Environmental and labor rights advocates today wrote to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ambassador Neil Reeder to appeal yet again for the return of the controversy-ridden illegal garbage shipments to its origin. The letter was sent

Environmental Scientist Points Out PH Lack of Capability to Test for Dioxins from Waste Incinerators Amid noise triggered by a controversial government’s decision to allow “waste-to-energy” (WtE) technologies to burn garbage, a distinguished environmental scientist drew attention to the country’s lack of local capability to test and monitor dioxin releases from

“Teflon Chemical” (PFOA) Warrants Global Action (UN Expert Committee also recommends global action on 3 other hazardous chemicals) (Rome, Italy) A UN expert committee has determined that PFOA, commonly known as the “Teflon chemical,” warrants global action under the Stockholm Convention, an international treaty that bans the world’s most hazardous chemical pollutants. In a

DENR Sec. Lopez Urged Not to Open Floodgates for Technologies that Burn Discards

Photo by Manny Palmero, Manila Standard Groups opposed to “waste-to-energy” (WtE) technologies that incinerate discards urged Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez to revoke a controversial policy that will undermine efforts to prevent

Environmental Experts Shoot Down “Waste-to-Energy” Incineration

Environmental experts have strongly argued against the adoption of “waste-to-energy” (WtE) technologies that burn municipal solid waste as this will drive up the generation of trash and undermine environmentally sound approaches to managing discards while producing highly

Toxics Watch Group Urges Cebu City Police Not to Smash Video Karera TVs

A policeman smashes illegal gambling machines in Cebu City. (Photo by Juan Carlo de Vela, Manila Bulletin) An environmental watch group on toxic chemicals in products and wastes cautioned the Cebu City police authorities against smashing confiscated

Civil Society Groups Step Up Information Drive vs. “Waste-to-Energy” Incineration

 Dr. Jorge Emmanuel Atty. Gloria Estenzo-Ramos Environmental, health and labor groups belonging to the Stop Waste-to-Energy (WtE) Alliance will hold on Tuesday, September 20, a forum that will shed light on burn WtE technologies touted as solutions

PH Groups Back Global Movement to “Break Free from Plastic”

#breakfreefromplastic goes live, gains ground Environmental groups from the Philippines have thrown their warm support behind a newly-launched movement that seeks to stem the tide of plastic pollution across the globe. The EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for