Monthly Archive:: January 2017

EcoWaste Coalition Warns vs. Beauty Products Laden with Toxic Mercury, Lead and Cadmium (Unregistered Cosmetics from Pakistan Contain Toxic Chemicals)

 “Made in Pakistan” cosmetics with high levels of mercury, lead and cadmium.  Screenshot from a recent BBC video on unsafe cosmetics sold in London.  Screenshot from a recent BBC video on unsafe cosmetics sold in London.  Cosmetics

EcoWaste Coalition: Beware of Toxic Feng Shui Lucky Charms and Amulets

A non-profit watch group on toxic chemicals, products and wastes cautioned consumers anew against purchasing lead-laden lucky charms and amulets ahead of the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Fire Rooster this Saturday. The EcoWaste

Groups Press DOH, FDA to Ban Plastic Microbeads in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

Images courtesy of Environmental protection and conservation groups today urged the country’s health authorities to impose a prohibition on the use of plastic microbeads, an ocean pollutant, in personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs). Through a

Groups Laud DepEd’s Latest Policy Requiring Mandatory Use of Lead-Safe Paints in Schools

  Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor M. Briones was commended by groups promoting a healthy and safe children’s environment for issuing a directive entitled “Mandatory Use of Lead-Safe Paints in Schools.”  The EcoWaste Coalition (a local

PH Ratification of Mercury Treaty Will Mean a Feather in Pres. Duterte’s Cap – EcoWaste

Toxic pollution prevention advocates believed that President Rodrigo Duterte’s ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, a multilateral environmental agreement, will mean a feather in his cap. Thony Dizon of the toxics watch group EcoWaste Coalition made

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Miss U Candidates to Lend Their Voices to Save the Oceans from Plastic Microbeads As the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant slated in the Philippines nears, a local environmental group urged candidates from around the world not to use or endorse personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs) containing plastic microbeads,

Minamata@60: Groups Recall Minamata Tragedy, Back PH Ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury

Civil society groups have reiterated their support for actions that will prevent mercury contamination of the ecosystems and the resulting human exposures to this potent neurotoxin. At a seminar held today to commemorate the 60th anniversary since

Environmental Health and Justice Groups to Mark 60th Year Since Minamata Disease is Recognized

Takak Isayama, a 12-year old victim of congenital Minamata disease, with her mother. Hideo Ikoma, Minamata disease victim Over a 100 people will gather in Quezon City this coming Wednesday for a seminar to commemorate the

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Santo Niño Devotees Nationwide to Cut Fiesta Trash The environmental watch group EcoWaste Coalition asked Santo Niño devotees to be mindful of their trash as the popular feast of the revered Child Jesus nears. Simultaneous religious festivities will be held nationwide this weekend in

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Chinese Candle Stores to Stop Selling Toxic Candles

A non-profit watch group on toxic chemicals, products and wastes went store-hopping in Binondo, Manila last Monday, January 9, to urge Chinese candle retailers to halt the vending of candles with lead-cored wicks. As part of its