[Press Release] Environmental Advocates Call for Greater Vigilance against Foreign Waste Dumping – EcoWaste Coalition

(Groups Insist: Mindanao Dili Basurahan, Bar Waste Imports, Ratify the Basel Ban Amendment) 19 January 2020, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental/Davao City/Quezon City. Environmental health and justice advocates called for greater vigilance against waste imports as they cheer over the re-exportation of the remaining illegal South Korean waste shipments to their origin starting today. At the jubilant…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Stakeholders to Advance CHR’s “People’s Right to Chemical Safety” Agenda

9 December 2019, Quezon City. In conjunction with the observance of Human Rights Day on December 10, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed to all sectors to uphold the citizens’ right to chemical safety. “As Human Rights Day is commemorated, we appeal to all stakeholders, especially duty-bearers from the government and the industry, to…

[From the web] Green Groups Vow Support for QC’s Ban on Single-Use Plastic and Paper Disposables -ecowastecoalition.org

In response to the plea made by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, various ecology groups signified their support for groundbreaking citywide policies aimed at reducing the volume of single-use plastics and other residual wastes. At a press conference held yesterday, Belmonte announced the promulgation of Ordinance No.2876, which bans the distribution and use of single-use…

[From the web] Groups Push for Effective Enforcement of RA 9003 and Corporate Accountability to Tackle MM’s Burgeoning Garbage Woes -EcoWaste Coalition

Quezon City. Reducing the massive 9.2 million kilos of waste produced on a daily basis by Metro Manila’s 17 local government units (LGUs) is a daunting task but not totally impossible. Environmental health groups espousing the Zero Waste approach to resource management emphasized this point as national government agencies pressed the public to dispose of…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Thumbs Up Agreement to Ship Back Remaining 5,177 Tons of Illegal Waste Shipment to South Korea -EcoWaste Coalition

14 June 2019, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental/Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health and justice group, welcomed the agreement reached by the governments of the Philippines and South Korea toward the repatriation of 5,177 tons of illegal traffic waste originating from the latter. At a bilateral meeting held yesterday in Tagoloan and chaired by Port…

[Press Release] Groups Question Trash Shipments from Australia Passed Up as Fuel Not Waste -EcoWaste Coalition

25 May 2019, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups in the Philippines and Australia have joined forces to expose and question global waste trade that is using developing nations as convenient disposal sites for rich countries’ garbage. This developed as the Bureau of Custom-Region 10 issued an “Alert Order” for nine 40 footer container…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Urges COMELEC-Authorized Agencies to Step Up Removal of Illegal Election Campaign Materials -EcoWaste Coalition

5 May 2019, Quezon City. The zero waste advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition urged all agencies duly deputized by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to intensify the ongoing drive against illegal election campaign materials. “As the campaign for the midterm polls enters the final stretch, we can expect more candidates and parties to step up their…

[Press Release] Groups Welcome Canada’s Offer to Take Back Trash, Calls for Transparency to Ensure Nation’s Interest is Served Well -EcoWaste Coalition

3 May 2019, Quezon City. Environmental health and justice groups have welcomed Canada’s offer to get their garbage in the Philippines re-exported to its origin. As reported yesterday by the Canadian media, the government of Canada has sent “a formal offer” to the government of the Philippines to have the illegal garbage shipments that arrived…

[Press Release] Filipino Protesters Troop to Canadian Embassy to Demand Re-Export of Illegal Garbage Shipments -EcoWaste Coalition

Makati City/Quezon City. One week after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum to the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, citizen protesters led by the EcoWaste Coalition trooped to the Canadian Embassy in Makati City to demand the immediate re-export of Canada’s overstaying wastes in the country to their origin. Unmindful of the scorching heat…

[Press Release] “Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution -EcoWaste Coalition

“Iwas PapuToxic” Campaign Urges Kids to Desist Using Firecrackers to Avoid Injuries, Pollution Environmental groups and health advocates led by the EcoWaste Coalition, together with about 2,000 students from Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School in Paco, Manila, today jumpstarted the annual campaign against the use of firecrackers by staging an on-campus noise barrage simulating a…

[Announcement] Urgent Work Opportunity: EcoWaste Coalition’s National Coordinator

Urgent Work Opportunity: EcoWaste Coalition’s National Coordinator EcoWaste Coalition Unit 329, Eagle Court, 26 Matalino St., 1101 Quezon City, Philippines Phone/Fax: 4411846 E-Mail: info@ecowastecoalition.org Website: http://www.ecowastecoalition.org JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NATIONAL COORDINATOR The Ecological Waste Coalition of the Philippines, Inc. (or the Ecowaste Coalition) is seeking a highly motivated and committed team worker to be its NATIONAL…

[In the web] Climate Action and Justice Groups Vow to Block “Waste-to-Energy” Incinerators – ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

Source:http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot. Quezon City. Climate action and justice groups vowed to throw out incinerator schemes masquerading as “renewable energy” sources as these are undermining the country’s ban on waste incineration, while causing toxic pollution and reduced employment in the recycling sector. In a campaign launch held yesterday (April 17), the groups, led by the EcoWaste Coalition…

[In the web] Earth Day Appeal: “Put to Death” Acts that Harm Mother Earth – ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com

Source: http://ecowastecoalition.blogspot.com An environmental watchdog has urged Christian Filipinos to quietly mark the upcoming Earth Day on April 22 with a commitment to “put to death” destructive practices not only on Good Friday, but all throughout the year. “We need not hold any bazaar, concert, symposium, protest or parade to commemorate the Earth Day, which…