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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 Helps Out in Manila High School Brigada Eskwela, Pushes for Zero Waste and Non-Toxic Cleanup 

22 July 2024, Manila City/Quezon City.  To express its solidarity with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the education sector as a whole, the EcoWaste Coalition participated in the Brigada Eskwela at Manila High School (MHS), one of the oldest…

EcoWaste Coalition Detects Toxic Lead in Reusable Stainless Steel Water Bottles and Tumblers

Group urges buyers to assert consumer right to product information and safety, calls on the authorities to pull out non-compliant products from the market 19 July 2024, Quezon City. Not all reusable stainless steel water bottles and tumblers are created…

EcoWaste Coalition Finds Online Shopping Sites Rife with FDA-Warned Insecticide Sprays 

6 July 2024, Quezon City.  On the eve of the 7.7 online shopping sales, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition alerted consumers against the purchase and use of unregistered insecticide sprays, which may contain hazardous ingredients that can endanger public…

EcoWaste Coalition Applauds FDA’s Health Warnings vs. 7 Unauthorized Cosmetics

Watchdog Group Thanks FDA for Acting on its Reports, Urges Consumers to Heed FDA’s Safety Advice 4 July 2024, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition applauded the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking action to protect the…

EcoWaste Coalition Seeks Stricter Rules to Prevent Lead Paint Imports

Laboratory Tests Confirm Toxic Lead in 15 Imported Paints Sold in the Local Market 2 July 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today released a list of 15 more imported paint products containing lead above the maximum…

Groups Champion Children’s Environmental Rights amid the Triple Planetary Crisis

28 June 2024, Quezon City, Philippines.  As the effects of the triple planetary crisis of climate emergency, collapse of biodiversity and pervasive pollution are brought to light, civil society groups called on duty-bearers, governments and industries in particular, to take…

Poisoning Prevention Takes Center Stage in Cebu Seminar

Cebu City/Quezon City.  With a big banner that says “poisoning prevention is better than cure” as the backdrop, a seminar held on June 22 at the University of Cebu (UC) – Banilad Campus, putting emphasis on preventive steps to safeguard…

More Proudly Made in the Philippines Paints Pass Third-Party Lead Safe Paint® Certification

A-Plus Paints Pass Independent Lead Safe Paint® Verification 21 June 2024, Talisay City/Quezon City.  A-Plus and three other paint products of FH Colors & Coatings Corp. have been certified “lead safe” following a meticulous third-party verification confirming compliance with the…

EcoWaste Coalition Honors Resource Collectors for their Role in Protecting Community Health and Environment

Bagong Silangan Resource Collectors in Quezon City Repaint ‘Kolong-kolong’ with Lead Safe Paints 12 June 2024, Quezon City.  To celebrate the nation’s 126th Independence Day, the EcoWaste Coalition honored the women and men of the Bagong Silangan Resource Collectors’ Association…

Elementary and High School Teachers Get Informed About Chemical Hazards in the Classroom 

11 June 2024, Quezon City.  As public school teachers in the country take a well-deserved vacation from the hustle and bustle of school life, a group of some 100 elementary and high school teachers took part in an interactive learning…

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