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

Posted on Friday, 31 May 2019 04:04 PM | No Comments
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

Posted on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 06:47 PM | No Comments
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...

EcoWaste slams botched plastic waste shipment from Hong Kong

Posted on Friday, 24 May 2019 02:41 PM | No Comments
EcoWaste Coalition slammed the mixed plastic waste shipment found at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental from Hong Kong. During the inspection of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

EcoWaste Coalition urges ban on sale of plastic balloons

Posted on Friday, 3 May 2019 11:43 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Environment group EcoWaste Coalition urges the government to impose extreme ban on the manufacture and sale of plastic balloons that may pose health risks to children. The...

EcoWaste Coalition calls out online sellers of mercury-laced skin whiteners

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2019 01:56 PM | No Comments
EcoWaste Coalition has lashed out on third party sellers of mercury-laced skin lightening cosmetics in popular e-commerce sites. The environmental watchdog’s chemical safety campaigner, Thony Dizon, said these popular e-commerce...

Water shortage increases use of disposable products—Ecowaste

Posted on Friday, 15 March 2019 04:19 PM | No Comments
Residents are using a lot of single-use plastic disposables due to the ongoing water service interruption and it is hurting the environment, according to Ecowaste Coalition. The environmental group said...

Green group pushes for nationwide total firecracker ban

Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:16 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health is gearing up its annual anti-firecrackers’ campaign, “Oplan: Iwas Paputok, Fireworks Display Ang Patok,” which aims to reduce the number of firecracker-related injuries...

Toxic watchdog warns of mercury pollution from lamp waste

Posted on Thursday, 12 April 2018 07:14 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Environmental group, EcoWaste Coalition called on the local governments to impose a collection program for special wastes such as lamp waste. This is due to health and environmental...

Government agencies, EcoWaste Coalition conduct ‘Iwas-Paputok’ campaign in Manila

Posted on Thursday, 28 December 2017 06:04 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —By launching a parade, the EcoWaste Coalition has called on the public to avoid using fireworks for the coming new year. Various government agencies such as the Department...

DOH, Ecowaste Coalition launch Iwas Paputoxic Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:35 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – With the aim of protecting the public, especially young children from harm, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Ecowaste Coalition, Tuesday, launched the Iwas Paputoxic Campaign....