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EcoWaste Coalition Urges Filipinos to Break the Plastic Bag Habit

As the International Plastic Bag Free Day is observed today, a waste and pollution watch group asked Filipinos from all walks of life to kick the plastic bag habit for a trash-free land and marine environment.  

Group Pushes for Phase-Out of Triclosan and Triclocarban in Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

After calling on consumers to skip soaps and washes containing triclosan and triclocarban, a watch group on harmful chemicals is now training its gun on manufacturers of personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs) that are still using

Schools Urged to Step Up Drive for Waste Prevention and Reduction

http://greenhomenyc.org/blog/striving-towards-zero-waste-in-new-york-city-schools/ Now that classes are in full swing, an environmental advocacy group wasted no time to prod school administrators to strengthen current efforts promoting ecological solid waste management (ESWM) in the school system. Through a press statement,

Burning of Goods Seized from Illegal Vendors Gets a Thumbs-Down from Environmental Watch Group

The EcoWaste Coalition, a waste and pollution watchdog group, urged the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) not to push through with its threat of burning goods seized from illegal street vendors in the metropolis. MMDA Chairman Danilo

Thank You and Farewell Manang Luz Sabas, 89

The one and only “Manang Luz,” recipient of the EcoWaste Coalition’s “Zero Waste Champion” award in 2005.  Photo from Jai Aracama’s Facebook. Luz Escalante Sabas, the country’s pioneer Zero Waste advocate, environmentalist and founder of the Zero

Watch Group Lauds DSWD’s Directive on Mandatory Use of Lead-Safe Paints

The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for children’s protection against lead exposure, lauded the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for making the use of lead-safe paints a mandatory requirement in facilities catering to disadvantaged and vulnerable

Group Backs Moves by DepEd and QC to Restrict Unhealthy Foods and Drinks in Schools

An environmental and health group praised the Department of Education  (DepEd) and the Quezon City Government for issuing policies that will protect school children from foods and drinks containing high amounts of saturated fat, sugar or salt.

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