Posts Tagged Ecowaste Coalition

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...

EcoWaste slams botched plastic waste shipment from Hong Kong

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 24, 2019

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

Marje Pelayo   •   May 3, 2019

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

Maris Federez   •   April 12, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 15, 2019

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

admin   •   December 6, 2018

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

admin   •   April 12, 2018

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...

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