Environment News

Environmentalists welcome BoC’ assurance that toxic Korean garbage will be out of PH by “year’s end”

PHILIPPINE environmentalists welcomed the Bureau of Customs assurance that the toxic Korean garbage will be out of the country come New Year, it was learned yesterday. BoC spokesperson Atty. Erastus Sandino Austria gave the assurance on Wednesday as he spoke before the protesting members of EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace in front of the bureau’s main […]

Environment Health News

Civil society groups urged health and police authorities to crackdown on the illegal trade and sale of hazardous cosmetic products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A PUBLIC health watchdog and a pro-consumer group urged health and police authorities to intensify drive against health hazard cosmetics. This after EcoWaste Coalition and Laban Konsyumer Inc., a consumer protection group, noted the proliferation of dangerous cosmetics in the market. Just recently, EcoWaste Coalition found out that lipsticks contaminated […]

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President Duterte should emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problem — EcoWaste Coalition

LEADING environmentalist from the EcoWaste Coalition asked President Rodrigo Duterte to emphasize ecological solutions to the waste and pollution problems afflicting the country during his third State of the Nation Address tomorrow. “We hope the President will use the SONA to rally the whole nation in embracing proven waste prevention and reduction strategies, including waste […]

Health News

Environmentalists calls for a total ban of plastic balloon blowing kits in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Food and Drug Administration’s warning against plastic balloon blowing kits is not enough, a total ban should be implemented to protect children from its adverse health effects. EcoWaste Coalition Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said “the FDA’s public health warning on plastic balloon blowing kits is very important […]

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Environmentalist demand immediate cancellation of contract to build illegal Waste-to-Energy facility in Palawan

By Nelson Flores,  Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group called on the Department of Energy and the Puerto Princesa City government to immediately rescind the patently unlawful PhP2.1 billion “waste-to-energy” deal it entered into with a questionable energy company. The Non-governmental Organization Coalition No Burn Pilipinas, in a press release, said the DoE and Puerto Princesa’s […]

Environment Health News

Mercury laden cosmetics openly sold in Davao City

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK DESPITE the warnings about the life threatening potential of mercury laden cosmetics, at least six wholesale and retail outlets in Davao City still continue to market them to unsuspecting consumers. This prompted the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, to alert Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte about the […]