EcoWaste Coalition

The EcoWaste Coalition is a non-profit environmental health and justice organization based in Quezon City, Philippines that is working toward a zero-waste and toxics-free society where communities enjoy a safe and healthy environment.

Philippine Mayors Urged to Take Action vs. Dangerous Toys Sold Outside Schools 

28 January 2023, Quezon City.  The recent incidents of violence in some schools prompted the EcoWaste Coalition to call on local government units (LGUs) to halt the sale of potentially injurious toys that are being sold in the vicinity of…

Warning Out on Toxic Cadmium and Lead in Lucky Charms and Amulets

Group tells manufacturers to label their products and provide hazard warnings 18 January 2023, Quezon City.  As the Chinese Lunar New Year approaches, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition cautioned luck seekers from purchasing charms and amulets containing highly hazardous…

Warning Out on Toxic Cadmium in New Year Lucky Charm Bracelets

EcoWaste Coalition pushes for chemical ingredient disclosure, insists consumers have the right to know. 10 January 2023, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition has detected high levels of cadmium, a hazardous chemical, in lucky charm bracelets being sold…

Church and Environmental Groups Exhort Black Nazarene Devotees to Go Zero Waste

7 January 2023, Quezon City.  Coinciding with the observance of January as Zero Waste Month, church and environmental organizations exhorted the faithful devotees of the Black Nazarene to mark the upcoming feast without leaving a trail of garbage. In a…

EcoWaste Coalition Deplores Piles of Mixed Garbage in Metro Manila’s Streets Following the New Year’s Revelry

The EcoWaste Coalition, a watchdog group campaigning for a zero waste and toxics-free society, has expressed its dismay over the heaps of mixed “holitrash” (holiday trash) dotting the streets of Metro Manila following the New Year’s Eve festivities. According to…

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Community Action to Protect People and the Environment from Firecrackers and Fireworks

27 December 2022, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition exhorted the country’s over 42,000 barangays (communities) to mount proactive action that will protect their constituents and the ecosystems from harm caused by the lighting of firecrackers and fireworks,…

EcoWaste Coalition Promotes Eco-Friendly Celebration of Christmas to Prevent and Reduce “Holitrash”

21 December 2022, Quezon City.  As Christmas draws closer, a waste and pollution watchdog group appealed for public cooperation to lessen the environmental impact of the much-anticipated festive celebration. At an event held yesterday at the San Pablo Apostol Parish…

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Mandatory Toy Labeling Still Wanting as Toys Enjoy Brisk Sales as Christmas Approaches

16 December 2022, Quezon City.  Nine years after it was approved and three years following the stalled issuance of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the enforcement of Republic Act 10620, or the Toy and Game Safety Labeling Act, is…

EcoWaste Coalition Ramps Up “Iwas Paputoxic” Campaign vs. Firecrackers and Fireworks as New Year Revelry Nears

14 December 2022, Quezon City.  Holding mock oversized firecrackers plastered with “danger” tape, enthusiastic students of Bagong Silang Elementary School (BSES) in Caloocan City vowed to safely celebrate the upcoming New Year to prevent injuries, as well as pollution. In…

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes for Benzene Ban in Children’s Toys

10 December 2022, Quezon City.  While long banned in developed countries, toys containing benzene, a chemical classified as “carcinogenic to humans,” are still sold in the domestic market. The continued sale of plastic balloon-blowing kits with a solvent mixture containing benzene…

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