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.

Toxics Watchdog Group Backs Human Rights-Based Approach to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis

17 September 2021, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production,…

EcoWaste Coalition Urges Online Shopping Platforms to Go Mercury Free, Stop Sale of Mercury-Added Products

9 September 2021, Quezon City. As the highly publicized 9.9 online sale gets underway, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition drew attention to the unlawful sale by third-party dealers of banned medical devices containing mercury, a highly toxic chemical, while…

Report Proposes Stronger ASEAN Response to Fight Global Waste Dumping

4 August 2021, Quezon City. While governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have individually taken action to address incidents of illegal waste shipments from affluent and more developed countries, the 10-member bloc has yet to unify and…

Philippine NGO Raises Red Alert Over Lead Contaminated Lipsticks (Dangerous levels of lead in lipsticks make the group see red)

As National Lipstick Day is observed on July 29, a toxics watchdog group issued a red alert following its discovery of dirt-cheap lipsticks that are heavily contaminated with lead, a chemical banned in cosmetics. The EcoWaste Coalition has warned consumers,…

Philippines Wins Future Policy Award for Banning Lead in All Paints for Children’s and Workers’ Health

29 June 2021, Quezon City. A groundbreaking Chemical Control Order (CCO) promulgated by the Government of the Philippines banning lead in the manufacture of all paints to prevent children’s and workers’ exposure to this toxic chemical was adjudged one of…

Philippine Groups Celebrate Shortlisting of Lead Paint Regulation for Future Policy Award 2021

27 May 2021, Quezon City. Government, industry and civil society groups lauded the shortlisting of the country’s landmark lead paint regulation for the Future Policy Award 2021 (FPA 2021) by the World Future Council (WFC). The 12 shortlisted policies from…

Philippine Environmental Health Groups call for the protection of fishery resources from chemical pollution

As the Month of the Ocean is observed this May, environmental health groups EcoWaste Coalition and Oceana Philippines urged the government and other sectors to give close attention to the adverse impact of chemical pollution on the country’s dwindling fishery…

Philippines Groups: Policies anchored on climate justice protection key to restoring Earth

April 22, 2021 — Environmental and human rights groups marked this year’s Earth Day by calling on the Philippine government to prioritize the systemic changes needed to protect Filipinos from harms aggravated by the climate crisis. The groups, who are…

Canadian and Filipino watchdog groups urge governments to take precautionary action vs. face masks containing graphene and other nanoparticles

13 April 2021, Quezon City. The environmental health watchdog groups EcoWaste Coalition (based in Quezon City, Philippines) and ETC Group (based in Quebec, Canada) have called upon the health authorities to ensure that face masks sold in the market do…

Groups Demand Ban on a Class of Dangerous “Forever Chemicals”

9 April 2021. An online gathering of over 100 people held to mark World Health Day last Wednesday highlighted the dangers posed by a class of highly persistent chemicals dubbed as “forever chemicals” and the urgent need to protect the…

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