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.

Civil Society Leaders Present “Green Wish List” for a Healthy Environment and Democracy

28 June 2022, Quezon City. Ahead of the Philippine presidential inauguration this coming Thursday, civil society leaders made a pitch for priority action points to ensure a healthy environment and democracy under the new administration. Through a “green wish list,”…

EcoWaste Coalition Warns Paint Consumers vs. Leaded Products

24 June 2022, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition is warning consumers against the purchase and use of paint products containing lead, a hazardous chemical banned in paint manufacturing. The group aired its latest lead paint warning after…

Civil Society Groups Find Hazardous Chemicals BPA/BPS in Thermal Paper Receipts

20 June 2022, Davao City/Quezon City. Three civil society groups today urged the government and business sectors to protect workers and the general public from the adverse effects of exposure to endocrine-disrupting and cancer-linked chemicals present in thermal transaction receipts.…

EcoWaste Coalition Bares Continued Sale in Manila of Kidney-Damaging Cosmetics with Mercury

As National Kidney Month is observed this June in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 184, a toxics watchdog group has revealed the continued sale in the City of Manila of skin whitening cosmetics contaminated with mercury that is known to…

EcoWaste Coalition Hails Global Ban on Highly Toxic Chemical PFHxS

11 June 2022, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition lauded the decision by the world’s governments to add PFHxS to the Stockholm Convention’s list of banned persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with no exemptions. PFHxS, or perfluorohexane sulfonic acid,…

Groups Insist on Stricter Limits for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Waste

5 June 2022, Quezon City. As World Environment Day is celebrated, non-profit groups campaigning for a zero waste and toxics-free society pressed the Government of the Philippines to back stricter limits for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste to avoid…

Groups Back Phase-Out of Toxic “Forever Chemicals” to Protect Women and Other Vulnerable Sectors

1 June 2022, Quezon City. Various civil society groups have joined forces to call for a global ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) ahead of World Environment Day. Also known as the “forever chemicals,” PFAS do not break down…

EcoWaste Coalition: Break Illicit Trade of Toxic Beauty Creams with Mercury

26 May 2022, Quezon City. In spite of a public health warning issued by the Philippine government almost five years ago, local dealers of mercury-containing “beauty creams” from South Asia continue to ply their poison cosmetics. “Despite the explicit threats…

From Baguio to Davao: Banned Mercury-Laden Cosmetics Sold With Impunity

29 April 2022, Quezon City. Skin whitening cosmetics containing mercury, a toxic chemical, still abound in store shelves in open defiance of the national and global efforts to make these hazardous products a thing of the past. Despite the 2020…

Asian NGOs Call on Governments to Regulate Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) in Products

6 April 2022, Davao City/Quezon City. Non-government organizations (NGOs) from South, Southeast and East Asia, including the Philippines, have called on national governments to adopt and strictly implement regulations to address endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in products. The NGOs are participating…

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