Monthly Archive:: May 2017

Visiting Expert Puts Microplastics in Cosmetics on the Spot at Beauty Trade Show

A visiting expert from US today drew attention to the emerging concerns around the environmental impacts of microplastics in cosmetics at the ongoing beauty trade show in Pasay City. Speaking at the 3rd Philippines International Beauty Show,

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development Goals

The Department of Environment – Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) in cooperation with the EcoWaste Coalition  on May 30 organized a seminar on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development Goals  with visiting public health and environmental expert Dr. Ann Blake as

Consumers Urged to Skip Antibacterial Products Containing Triclosan and Triclocarban (Expert says antibacterials are no more effective than plan soap and water in reducing disease)

A non-profit toxics watch group urged consumers to refrain from using antibacterial soaps and washes containing triclosan and triclocarban as a historic ban in US on such products looms. At a press briefing held today, the EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Cautions Consumers vs Lead-Containing School Supplies

A persistent advocate for children’s safety from toxic substances has warned that some school supplies being sold in the market contain undisclosed quantities of lead, a chemical that is known to affect intelligence and behavior. The EcoWaste

Watch Group Finds School Gardening Tools Laden with Toxic Lead

Gardening tools coated with  lead-containing paints (above) and those without (bottom). An advocate for the prevention of childhood lead exposure alerted school authorities against the use of gardening tools that are coated with lead-containing paints. The EcoWaste

EcoWaste Coalition Calls Attention to Choking Hazards from Fidget Spinners

A watch group promoting safe toys today cautioned parents and their kids against choking hazards posed by fidget spinners, the latest toy craze. The EcoWaste Coalition aired the precautionary warning to prevent children from ingesting the small

Zero Waste Group Says E.O. 26 to Cut Cigarette Butt Littering

An advocacy group promoting Zero Waste lauded President Rodrigo Duterte for signing Executive Order 26 as this will translate to cleaner air and litter-free environment. The EcoWaste Coalition welcomed the E.O. “providing for the establishment of smoke-free

Watch Group Tells Schools to Shut the Door on Lead-Containing Paints and Products

A non-profit environmental watch group went school hopping this week in a bid to publicize the Department of Education’s policy requiring the obligatory use of lead-safe paints in decorating schools. Coinciding with this week’s Brigada Eskwela, the

Lead-Free School Gets Thumbs Up from Brigada Eskwela Participants (“A lead-free school is an investment in our children’s health and future.”)

School officials, teachers, parents, students and other community members today gave the thumbs up to the mandatory use of lead-safe paints in schools as ordered by the Department of Education (DepEd). At the launch of the Brigada

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes For Toxic-Free Brigada Eskwela to Avoid Waste and Pollution

An environmental and health watch group reminded participants for the week-long Brigada Eskwela that will commence on May 15 to stick to eco-friendly activities so as not to pollute the surroundings and endanger human health. The EcoWaste