[From the web] Online Regional Conference Touts Citizen Science as a People’s Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals -EcoWaste Coalition

#HumanRights #Environment Online Regional Conference Touts Citizen Science as a People’s Tool for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals(Groups draw on citizen science to address chemical and waste issues that threaten public health and the environment) The participation of non-professional scientists in scientific research or monitoring efforts can empower grassroots organizations and movements into advancing a sustainable…

[Press Release] Philippines Beats 2020 Phase-Out Deadline for Lead-Containing Paint -EcoWaste Coalition

#HumanRights #Environment Philippines Beats 2020 Phase-Out Deadline for Lead-Containing Paints The Philippines marks this year’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) with the historic phase-out of paints containing lead additives as a backdrop. The ILPPW, which will take place from today until the 31st, is an initiative of the UN-backed Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead…

[Press Release] Groups Nudge Government to Forbid E-Waste Imports Following Thai Ban -EcoWaste Coalition

#HumanRights #Environment Groups Nudge Government to Forbid E-Waste Imports Following Thai Ban 13 October 2020, Quezon City. As the International E-Waste Day is observed tomorrow, October 14, environmental health groups EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace nudged the government of the Philippines to ban the importation of electronic waste, or e-waste, like what Thailand has recently done.…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Backs Provision of Free Reusable Cloth Masks as a Complementary Step to COVID-19 Preventive Measures

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Provision of Free Reusable Cloth Masks as a Complementary Step to COVID-19 Preventive Measures The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health group working toward a zero waste and toxics-free society, welcomed the government’s initiative to provide free reusable or washable face masks to the public, especially “the poorest of the poor,” amid the…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Urges DENR and DPWH to Reveal Details of the Controversial Manila Bay’s “White Sand” Beach Beautification Project

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DENR and DPWH to Reveal Details of the Controversial Manila Bay’s “White Sand” Beach Beautification Project 7 September 2020, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition has joined the chorus of voices expressing disgust over the artificial creation of the so-called “white sand” beach to beautify the famed but polluted Manila…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Renews Drive for Non-Toxic Toys with the Onset of “Ber” Months

EcoWaste Coalition Renews Drive for Non-Toxic Toys with the Onset of “Ber” Months As Filipinos usher in the “ber” months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a group campaigning for children’s protection from hazardous chemicals renewed its call for safe and non-toxic toys for kids. In a press statement issued today, the EcoWaste Coalition highlighted the toy…

[Press Release] Environmentalists Push for Green and Just Recovery Strategy that Puts Mother Earth and Her People First -EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalists Push for Green and Just Recovery Strategy that Puts Mother Earth and Her People First 24 July 2020, Quezon City. Environmental advocates belonging to the EcoWaste Coalition urged President Rodrigo Duterte to put the well-being of Mother Earth and the 109 million Filipinos at the center of the government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy and plan…

[Statement] EcoWaste Coalition Adds Its Voice to the Chorus Calling on PRRD to Veto Anti-Terrorism Bill

EcoWaste Coalition Adds Its Voice to the Chorus Calling on PRRD to Veto Anti-Terrorism Bill (President urged to bin divisive and distracting legislative measure) 11June 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, an independent and non-profit network of public interest groups dedicated to the pursuit of a zero waste and toxics-free society, roundly opposes the anti-terrorism bill that…

[From the web] Groups Push for Consumer Protection from Misleading Product Claims amid the COVID-19 Crisis -EcoWaste Coalition

Groups Push for Consumer Protection from Misleading Product Claims amid the COVID-19 Crisis 14 May 2020, Quezon City. Two non-government organizations today reminded online consumers to be cautious of product advertisements that promise to prevent, treat, or cure the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a joint statement, Laban Konsyumer Inc. (a consumer protection group) and…

[Press Release] Environmental and Food Security Advocates Say Home Composting and Farming Should Form Part of the Post-COVID “New Normal” -EcoWaste Coalition

Environmental and Food Security Advocates Say Home Composting and Farming Should Form Part of the Post-COVID “New Normal” 11 May 2020, Quezon City. Advocates for environmental protection and food security cited the importance of home composting and gardening as the country grapples with the dire impacts of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on people’s lives…

[Statement] of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN

Statement of the EcoWaste Coalition on the Shut Down of ABS-CBN 6 May 2020 The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit environmental health organization, condemns the action by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordering the media outfit ABS-CBN to cease broadcast while the entire nation is engrossed on addressing the myriad of health and socio-economic problems brought…

[Press release] EcoWaste Coalition Backs BOC’s Unyielding Action to Re-Export South Korean Garbage despite the COVID-19 Outbreak -EcoWaste Coalition

EcoWaste Coalition Backs BOC’s Unyielding Action to Re-Export South Korean Garbage despite the COVID-19 Outbreak 23 April 2020, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition lauded the Bureau of Customs (BOC) for its assurance to complete the re-export of the illegal plastic waste shipments from South Korea that entered the country in 2018. Citing…

[Press Release] Local Government Executives Urged to Heed Health Experts’ Advice against Misting or Spraying of COVID-19 Disinfectants -EcoWaste Coalition

Local Government Executives Urged to Heed Health Experts’ Advice against Misting or Spraying of COVID-19 Disinfectants 12 April 2020, Quezon City. A non-profit environmental health organization has urged local government units (LGUs) to heed the advice by health experts against the spraying of individuals and surfaces or the misting of large areas with disinfectants in…

[From the web] Prayers of the Faithful for the Heroic Health Workers on the Frontline of COVID-19 Fight -EcoWaste Coalition

In response to the call for prayers today, 29 March 2020, by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the country’s medical frontliners against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the women and men of the EcoWaste Coalition earnestly offer the following prayers: 1. For the doctors, nurses, clinical laboratory technicians, administrative personnel, ancillary…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Reminds Consumers to Buy Only Registered Rubbing Alcohol and Notified Hand Sanitizer

24 March 2020, Quezon City. The chemical safety watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition urged consumers to be vigilant when buying rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer products during this period of public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Consumers should be on their guard against the spread of unregistered rubbing alcohol and unnotified hand…

[Press Release] EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Protection of Waste Handlers in the Fight against COVID-19

The EcoWaste Coalition, a zero waste advocacy group, urged national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and private service providers to provide ample protection to workers handling waste as the authorities step up preventive measures to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “It’s a common knowledge that workers who handle, collect…

[Press Release] Groups Find Moves to Ban Single-Use Plastics in Government Offices Inadequate, Seek Comprehensive Action to Rein In Plastic Pollution -EcoWaste Coalition

25 February 2020, Quezon City. Environmental health groups promoting a comprehensive approach to the plastic pollution crisis challenged the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) to lead the nation in promoting innovative alternative product packaging and delivery models and systems to cut dependence on single-use plastics (SUPs). Reacting to the recent adoption of NSWMC Resolution…