Monthly Archive:: December 2016

Communities Urged to Go “Paputok-Free” to Prevent Firecracker Injuries, Fires and Fumes

In a last ditch effort to promote a safe and non-toxic New Year revelry, the EcoWaste Coalition today organized the “Iwas Paputoxic in Project 6” community parade against firecrackers in Quezon City.   In collaboration with the

Animal Welfare and Environmental Health Groups Hold Pet-A-Thon to Persuade the Public to Do Away with Firecrackers

Animal welfare and environmental health groups today organized the first ever “Pet-A-Thon” versus firecrackers at Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City in a bid to convince the public not to lit up firecrackers to herald the New

Kids and Teens Reminded Not to Spend Christmas Cash Gifts on Firecrackers

A waste and pollution watchdog reminded the public, especially young children and teenagers, not to spend the Christmas gifts they have received to buy firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.     The EcoWaste Coalition, a civil society partner

Green Group Urges Park Visitors Not to Leave Trail of Trash Behind

The waste and pollution watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition has sought the cooperation of Yuletide revelers in keeping Metro Manila’s public parks litter-free during the holidays. As tens of thousands are expected to welcome Christmas and New Year at

DILG, BFP Urged to Reiterate Fire Hazard Warning against Sky Lanterns An environmental and health non-government organization today urged the local government and fire authorities to issue a stern warning against the use of sky lanterns during the holidays. The EcoWaste Coalition pressed Department of Interior and

EcoWaste Coalition Pleas for Less “Holitrash”

(Photos taken at Quezon Memorial Circle in the morning of 18 December 2016)  As Christmas fever grips the country, the zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition appealed to the general public to take conscious steps to reduce

Toxics Watch Group Advises Cebuanas to Steer Clear of Mercury-Tainted Skin Whitening Products

A non-governmental watch group on toxic chemicals, products and wastes has sounded the alarm over the continued sale in Cebu City of mercury-laced skin whitening cosmetic that can seriously endanger the health of consumers who are mostly

Join Pet-A-Thon: Iwas Paputoxic for Our Animals’ Welfare on 28 December 2016

EcoWaste Coalition Tells Youngsters: Firecrackers are Dangerous, Deadly and Dirty (Environmental Group Holds “Iwas Paputoxic” Drive in Manila’s Public School)

As schools get ready for the annual school Christmas closedown beginning late next week, a health and environmental watch group reached out to young students to warn them against the hazards of lighting firecrackers during the holidays.

Watch Group Finds Mercury-Laden Skin Whitening Cream Being Sold in Binondo, Manila

The EcoWaste Coalition has notified the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the illicit sale of one more unregistered skin whitening cosmetic in Chinatown that is laden with toxic mercury. The group last Saturday, December 10, procured