Monthly Archive:: March 2017

Canadian Trash Importers Urged to Comply to Court’s “Return to Origin” Order

Cause-oriented groups today implored the parties responsible for the illegal importation of garbage from Canada to abide by the court’s “return to origin” order without further delay. Ang Nars Party-List, EcoWaste Coalition, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives,

Petition Launched Urging ASEAN to Ban Microplastics in Cosmetics

Non-government organizations in Southeast Asia have joined forces to curb a preventable source of plastic pollution of the marine environment: microparticles of plastic, or microplastics, in cosmetics. Through an online petition at Avaaz, the groups are urging

Summer Plea: Don’t Blight the Beach with Plastic Trash (Zero Waste Group Asks Beachgoers Not to Add to Marine Litter)

Photo from the clean-up drive and waste audit conducted by zero waste groups in July 2016 at Freedom Island, Paranaque City. A waste and pollution watch group exhorted the public to mind their trash as families and

EcoWaste Coalition Appeals to CA to “Give Gina Lopez a Chance, Give Mother Earth a Break”

Advocates and practitioners of zero waste resource management for a toxic-free future today appealed to the members of the Commission on Appointments (CA) to give Gina Lopez a chance to officially lead the Department of Environment and

Retailers Urged Not to Sell Products without FDA Market Authorization

A chemical safety and zero waste advocacy group appealed to retailers to stop selling cosmetics, food products and supplements and household pesticides that have not undergone and passed quality and safety verification procedures by the Food and

21 Philippine Paint Companies Switch to Lead-Free Paint Formulations in Compliance with the Law

Twenty-one paint companies are now producing architectural, decorative and household (ADH) paints free of health-damaging lead-based-pigments, driers and anti-corrosion agents. The EcoWaste Coalition, a chemical safety and zero waste watch group, revealed the good news after receiving

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Ban on Use of Arsenic for Wood Treatment and Preservation The EcoWaste Coalition urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) to strengthen the proposed regulation on toxic inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, by removing exemption on its use in pesticides