Posts Tagged Ecowaste Coalition

Hazard pay for garbage collectors urged amid COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   April 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – While everyone is advised to wash hands regularly, perhaps it’s a difficult case for garbage collectors. Like healthcare workers, household and medical waste collectors are among the...

Baguio City bans sale of ‘harmful’ wet wipes brands

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Baguio has banned the sale of wet wipes and other similar products containing harmful ingredients in all local establishments. This was after the...

EcoWaste urges youth not to light firecrackers for safe, non-toxic new year

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 12, 2019

Environmental group, EcoWaste Coalition urged the youth not to light any firecrackers and fireworks for a safe and non-toxic new year. In a statement released on Thursday (December 12), the...

EcoWaste coalition calls for zero waste Undas

Robie de Guzman   •   November 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – An environmental group has urged the public not to litter or leave their trash behind when they visit cemeteries in line with the Catholic community’s observance of...

Health, environmental advocates urge not to burn trash in cemeteries

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 28, 2019

Health and environmental advocates urge the public not to burn trash especially in cemeteries during the observance of Undas. In a joint statement, public health expert Dr. Maricar Limpin and...

EcoWaste: Hazardous levels of lead discovered in public playgrounds across PHL

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 24, 2019

The EcoWaste Coalition has raised concerns over the dangerous amount of lead found in several playground equipment in the country. Based on the report of the eco-group, 50 out of...

Eco-group pushes for consumer protection vs unsafe goods

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Eco-group EcoWaste Coalition is pushing for consumer protection against unsafe goods in preparation for the holiday ‘shopping spree’. This is in celebration of Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) this October. According...

EcoWaste: Some ukay-ukay toys pose choking and chemical hazards

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2019

Environment group, EcoWaste Coalition warns the public against the choking and chemical hazard posed by some toys sold in thrift stores or ukay-ukay. Based on the examination of the group,...

Int’l groups laud reshipment of Canada trash: ‘A victory for the environment’

Marje Pelayo   •   May 31, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental groups lauded the historic return of Canada’s trash after six long years of abandonment in the Philippines. EcoWaste Coalition, International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)...

LIST: School supplies containing lead, cadmium

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 29, 2019

EcoWaste Coalition has listed several school supplies containing cadmium and lead which are harmful to students. The environment group alerted consumers against purchasing school supplies laced with hazardous substances such...

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