BAN Toxics

BAN Toxics is a non-government, non-profit, environmental organization established in 2006, that strongly supports the protection of the environment and advocates for an environmentally sustainable future through the promotion of sound chemicals and wastes management practices. We are committed to the advancement of environmental justice to protect vulnerable populations, especially women and children.

BT Patrollers: A new brand of volunteerism

In line with the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month this June, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics revives its volunteer program through the launch of “BT Patrollers.” The Bantay Toxics Patrollers (BT Patrollers) is the new external arm of the…

Environmental group spotlights mercury-free alternatives in a new study

QUEZON CITY, 22 June – In line with the celebration of National Poison Prevention Week, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics launches an alternatives study titled “Mercury-Free Alternatives in the Philippines: Batteries, lamps, and medical measuring devices” in a press briefing.…

Youth group takes their part to protect the environment

As part of Environment Month celebration, the Environment Stewards Organization (ESO), a youth organization from T’boli National High School South Cotabato City spearheaded an environmental awareness-raising campaign, tree planting activities, and leadership development training that aims to advocate for environmental…

Environmental group lauds DOH-FDA for banning mercury use in medical devices and dental procedures

Environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics lauds the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Philippines for issuing the FDA Circular which totally bans mercury-added thermometers, sphygmomanometers, dental amalgam capsules, and liquid mercury use in dental restorative…

Protect PH from becoming the world’s toxic waste dump site

With the commencement of the second segment of the BRS Conventions’ Triple Conference of Parties, BAN Toxics urges the Philippine government to fast-track the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment or risk becoming the world’s dumping ground. The Basel, Rotterdam,…

Online selling of banned skin lighteners prevails!

BAN Toxics signals the alarm following the 6.6 sale of various online shopping sites on banned mercury-laden skin lightening creams. In time for 6.6 mid-year sale promos by various online shopping platforms, 17-year-old student, youth volunteer and BT Patroller Mary…

BAN Toxics: Be careful in choosing kiddie school bags

BAN Toxics cautions the public on buying children’s school bags after they tested positive for lead, based on the recent test buy operations conducted last May 22 to 29 in three cities in Metro Manila: Manila, Pasay, and Quezon City.…

BAN Toxics calls on the Philippine government to ratify total ban on imported wastes

In line with the Philippines’ historic repatriation of the Canadian Waste, environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics urges the Philippine government to expedite its ratification of the Basel Ban or risk becoming the toxic waste dump of the world. In January…