Monthly Archive:: October 2016

Coastal Cleanup and Waste Audit Held in Olongapo City in Honor of St. Francis of Assisi

Over 120 parishioners, seminarians and environmental volunteers conducted a coastal cleanup drive in Olongapo City to culminate the month St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Ecology. Held today,  October 30, at the Parola (Lighthouse) in

Paint with Dangerous Lead Levels Widely Sold in All Developing Regions of the World

(Gotenburg, Sweden) Many decorative paints sold in over 40  low- and middle income countries contained dangerous levels of lead, sometimes in direct violation of national regulation, according to a new report released by IPEN today. The report,

Watch Group Pushes Proper Waste Management in Cemeteries for Mosquito Control

A waste and pollution watchdog urged cemetery administrators and the general public to observe ecological waste management to help cut mosquito breeding sites and fight the dreaded  Zika virus. The EcoWaste Coalition’s plea for proper management of

Watch Group Welcomes Kiddie Chair Manufacturer’s Shift to Lead Safe Paint (Toxic Children’s Chairs Now Lead-Free)

Children’s chairs with dangerous levels of lead as per laboratory tests conducted in 2013 are now found to be lead-free. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit watch group tracking toxic chemicals in products and wastes, made this pleasant

Environmental Watch Group Says: “Respect the Cemetery. It’s Not Your Trash Can”

A waste and pollution watch group today appealed to all Filipinos going to the cemeteries not to turn the hallowed resting places of their deceased relatives and friends into garbage dumps. At a public information and cleanup

Philippines Marks Impending Phase-Out of Lead-Containing Paints on December 31, 2016 with Zombie Run

Kids and adults for a lead-safe future today assembled in Quezon City for a “Zombie Run” to mark the 10-week countdown to the December 31 phase-out deadline for lead-containing architectural, decorative and household (ADH) paints in the

Government and Non-Government Organizations to Mark Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Government and non-government organizations are observing this year’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action with activities geared at minimizing, if not eliminating, preventable sources of human exposure to toxic lead. First held in 2013, the Week

Toy Safety Watch Group Cautions Children vs. Hazards in Some Halloween Items

A non-profit health and safety advocacy group has cautioned the public against potential hazards in some Halloween items as kids and adults get ready for spooky fun. As part of its toy safety campaign, the EcoWaste Coalition

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Public to Watch Out for Baby Wipes Containing Restricted Preservative

A non-profit watch group on harmful chemicals in products and wastes today urged consumers of wet wipes, especially those used for babies, to watch out for products containing a restricted preservative.  The EcoWaste Coalition observed that many

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Tougher Regulation to Cut Firecracker-Related Injury, Death and Pollution

A waste and pollution watch group has reiterated its call for a ban on firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices following a deadly blast at a firecracker store in Bocaue, Bulacan yesterday morning. The EcoWaste Coalition, which has