Monthly Archive:: April 2017

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Consumers to Pick Toxic-Free Aquatic Toys

Inflatable toys on sale in Carriedo St., Quiapo, Manila An inflatable toy with labeling information that says “no hazardous substances,” and “phthalate-free.”  This product is available in legitimate retail stores. As families plan for summer outings during

Groups Push for ASEAN Ban on Microplastics in Cosmetics to Save the Oceans

As delegates assemble for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, over 500 groups and individuals have called on the regional bloc to prohibit the use of microplastics in personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs).

Watch Group Lauds Caloocan Barangay for Taking Action vs. Improper E-Waste Recycling

A non-profit watch group on toxic chemicals and wastes lauded the leadership of Barangay 178 in Camarin, Caloocan City for taking a stance to combat the improper recycling and disposal of electronic waste or e-waste. The EcoWaste

POPs Recycling Taints Plastic Children’s Toys with Toxic Chemicals from E-Waste

A new global survey finds that recycling plastics containing toxic flame retardant chemicals found in electronic waste results in contamination of the world’s best-selling toy along with other children’s products.  Ironically, the chemical contaminants can damage the

Sale of Deadly Cleaning Agents by Sidewalk Vendors Alarms Toxics Watchdog

Unregistered and unlabeled silver jewelry cleaner on sale in Rizal Avenue near Recto Avenue, Sta. Cruz, Manila (top photos); repacked oxalic acid sold along with herbal products and other stuff in Evangelista Street, Quiapo, Manila. The EcoWaste

Group Pushes for Ecological Waste Management for Greener Pilgrimage Next Time (EcoWaste Coalition Scores Pilgrims for Trash Dumping and Burning)

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More Photos of Waste Dumping and Burning at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in San Jose del Monte City

The above pictures were taken in the afternoon of Black Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the premises of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in San Jose del Monte City.

EcoWaste Coalition Regrets Pervasive Littering as Pilgrims Perform Penitential Acts in Popular Lenten Sites (“Wasteful penitential acts should die away as we struggle to live amid the changing climate”)

An environmental advocacy group espousing a trash-free observance of the Holy Week has lamented the ubiquitous litter that sullied two popular Lenten pilgrimage sites outside Metro Manila. The EcoWaste Coalition expressed its disappointment over the unbridled acts

Photos of Littering at the Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Antipolo City

Photos were taken in the early morning of Good Friday, 14 April 2017 at the Our Lady of Peace Cathedral in Antipolo City.

Photos of Littering at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan

Note: Photos were taken in the vicinity of the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto at San Jose Del Monte City in the early morning of Good Friday, 14 April 2017.