Monthly Archive:: November 2016

Manila North Cemetery Crematorium Stops Operation Pending Compliance with Environmental Requirements (Manila Commits to Make Crematorium Compliant with Clean Air Act and Other Regulations)

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watch group,  lauded the decision by Manila’s health authorities to stop the operation of the Manila North Cemetery Crematorium pending the implementation of required interventions to ensure compliance with Republic

EcoWaste Coalition: Marcos Not A Hero!

We, environmental leaders and activists belonging to EcoWaste Coalition, lament and deplore the burial of dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani last 18 November 2016. The shameless burial of tyrant Marcos in the

Consumer Groups Push for Issuance of IRR for Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act

Two public interest consumer groups today pressed for the immediate issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for a landmark toy and game safety labeling law enacted in 2013. In a joint press statement, the EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Erap to Rectify Environmental Pollution from Manila Crematorium

A waste and pollution watch group has urged the administration of Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada to initiate urgent measures that will make the Manila North Cemetery Crematorium compliant with Republic Act 8749, the Clean Air Act. The

Waste and Pollution Watch Group Bucks BNPP Revival

The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit watch group on waste and pollution issues, urged the government to junk the plan to activate the “monster of Morong,” a monicker for the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). “We urge

Animal Welfare and Environmental Health Groups Join Forces vs. Firecrackers (Groups Appeal to Families: Protect Animals against Firecrackers)

CARA’s “ambassadogs” Ginger (left) and Kimchi (right) tell humans that firecrackers hurt them, too.  Civil society groups engaged in promoting animal welfare and environmental health today issued a common plea in anticipation of the usual firecracker-related New

EcoWaste Coalition Warns Consumers vs. Unregistered Cosmetics with Unauthorized FDA Logo

The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental group tracking harmful substances in products and wastes, advised consumers to shun unregistered cosmetics that may pose health and safety hazards to users. The group repeated its call for consumer vigilance

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Duterte Government to Ratify the Mercury Treaty as Well

While commending the government’s decision to finally ratify the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on November 4, 2016, a waste and toxic watch group reminded President Rodrigo Roa Duterte not to forget the other treaty awaiting

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Dubious Christmas Lights without ICC Stickers in Divisoria (Watch Group Warns Consumers vs. Hazards in Buying Substandard Christmas Lights)

The EcoWaste Coalition today cautioned consumers against buying Christmas lights and lighting chains that may pose serious threat to public health and safety. The non-profit citizens’ watch group likewise urged consumers to invoke their right to product

Environmentalists Back UNICEF’s Call for Action vs. Air Pollution for Children’s Health and Welfare

Local environmental leaders have aligned themselves with the call by UNICEF, the United Nations’ agency promoting the rights and well-being of every child, to cut air pollution for children’s health. As the Clean Air Month is observed