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.

EcoWaste Coalition Pushes Candidates to Incorporate RA 9003 into Their Campaign Strategies and Platforms

23 January 2022, Quezon City. As the observance of Zero Waste Month enters its final week, an environmental organization appealed to national and local candidates for the May 9 polls to incorporate Republic Act 9003 into their campaign strategies and…

EcoWaste Coalition Detects Shocking Levels of Lead in 37 Spray Paints, Urges Swift Regulatory Action to Protect Public Health

Paint products in aerosol cans containing shocking levels of lead are still offered for sale by offline and online retailers despite the ban on such paints, according to the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition. The group made this revelation as…

EcoWaste Coalition Appeals to 2022 Political Aspirants Not to Injure Trees

The EcoWaste Coalition has appealed to all parties and individuals eyeing elective posts in the May 2022 polls not to nail, tack, staple or hang campaign materials on trees. In a statement, the environmental group urged all candidates for national…

Philippine Environmental NGOs Give Thumbs-Up to Supreme Court Resolution Addressing Plastic Pollution Crisis

26 December 2021, Quezon City. The immediate resolution of a landmark plastic pollution lawsuit filed last October 27 by members of the civil society to compel the government to act on non-environmentally acceptable products and packaging (NEAPP) has received a…

New global studies show health threats throughout the plastics supply chain

Health and environmental groups call for international action to control plastic chemicals and the scaling down of plastics production, to curb the growing crisis. 14 December 2021, Davao City & Quezon City, Philippines/ Gothenburg City, Sweden. Plastics pose significant threats to…

Philippine NGO Asserts Enforcement of ASEAN Ban on Mercury in Cosmetics

13 December 2021, Quezon City. Mercury in cosmetics remains a serious threat to human health and the environment 14 years after the ASEAN regional bloc decided to ban it in cosmetic product formulations. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition made…

Philippine Groups Find Toys’ Labeling Wanting, Tell Consumers to Seek Properly Labeled and Non-Toxic Toys

December 6, 2021. Two non-profit advocacy groups found the mandatory labeling of toys awfully wanting eight years after Republic Act 10620 was signed into law and two years after its Implementing Rules and Regulations were belatedly promulgated, prompting them to…

Pangasinan green groups, advocates hold solidarity bike ride for the environment

“Padyak Para Sa Kalikasan, Padyak Para Sa Pangasinan!” December 5 Pangasinan, Philippines – Pangasinan green groups, in partnership with toxic watchdog, EcoWaste Coalition, held a bike ride for the environment. Dubbed as “Padyak Para sa Kalikasan,” 30 Pangasinense bikers joined…

EcoWaste Coalition Bats for Firecracker Ban to Keep Filipinos and Mother Earth Safe from Harm

1 December 2021. The EcoWaste Coalition highlighted the need to impose a nationwide ban on firecrackers as an essential measure to keep Filipinos safe from injuries and pollutants, as well as to discourage mass gatherings amid the looming threat of…

Philippine Government Tightens Regulations on Highly Toxic Cadmium and Hexavalent Chromium

7 November 2021, Quezon City. The Government of the Philippines has imposed new policies tightening regulations on the industrial uses of cancer-causing cadmium and hexavalent chromium to protect human health and the environment. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition, which…

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