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 NGOs Push for Children’s Protection from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in School Supplies

24 March 2022. As thousands of schools brace for limited face-to-face classes amid declining COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, two non-profit groups raised the alarm over the sale of erasers containing endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), particularly phthalates. The EcoWaste Coalition and…

EcoWaste Coalition Joins Clamor for a Strong Plastics Treaty

On the eve of a historic United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), the EcoWaste Coalition reiterated its unity with the global plea urging delegates to agree to negotiate for a strong treaty with binding controls and targets that will end the…

Environmental Groups Urge Governments to Negotiate for a Strong Treaty Addressing the Planetary Plastic Pollution Crisis

21 February 2022. Philippine environmental groups working for a zero waste and toxics-free society have expressed support for a robust negotiation mandate as governments from over 190 countries meet next week to tackle plastic pollution, including microplastics, and other pressing…

EcoWaste Coalition Rallies Support for Action to Eliminate Highly Toxic and Persistent PCBs

An environmental health and justice organization has called for people’s support to the government-led efforts to eliminate a highly toxic class of obsolete industrial chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were widely used in old electrical equipment such as transformers…

EcoWaste Coalition and Malate Catholic Church to 18th Philippine Congress: Green Solutions not Red Flags

EcoWaste Coalition and the Malate Catholic Church convened on Monday at Rajah Sulayman Park to call out the 18th Congress on passing bills that are “false solutions”. The Senate and House of Representatives (HoR) already passed on third reading the…

Philippine NGOs Back Elimination of Toxic Plastic Chemical Additives in the Stockholm Convention

5 February 2022, Davao City/Quezon City. Two environmental health organizations have expressed support to a groundbreaking decision by a United Nations expert committee recommending global action against certain toxic chemical plastic additives under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants…

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…

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