EcoWaste Coalition

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.

15.04.2021

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

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 not contain nanographene, a novel nanomaterial, that may cause harm… »

09.04.2021

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

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 people and the environment from such substances. Organized… »

02.04.2021

EcoWaste Coalition Espouses “Natural is Beautiful” to Avoid Mercury Exposure through Skin Whitening Cosmetics

EcoWaste Coalition Espouses “Natural is Beautiful” to Avoid Mercury Exposure through Skin Whitening Cosmetics

1 April 2021, Quezon City. The zero waste and chemical safety advocacy group EcoWaste Coalition told a global audience about the importance of embracing one’s natural skin color to avoid being exposed to mercury, a toxic chemical, in some skin bleaching, lightening or whitening cosmetics being sold in the market. »

25.03.2021

Philippine NGO discovers more spray paints with dangerously high lead content

Philippine NGO discovers more spray paints with dangerously high lead content

Last March 22, 2021, a toxics watchdog group from the Philippines announced that it has found more spray paints in the market that are contaminated with dangerously high concentrations of lead, a forbidden chemical in the manufacture of paints. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition revealed that 13 spray paints… »

14.03.2021

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

Filipino Environmental Advocates’ Plea: Stop Activist Killings

14 March 2021, Quezon City. Responding to the brutal killings of nine activists last March 7, environmental advocates pressed the government to ensure that the lives and liberties of those peacefully exercising their constitutionally-guaranteed rights are upheld and protected. “As the fight for Mother Earth is a fight for her… »

12.03.2021

Philippine consumer and environmental groups urge government to tackle plastic pollution at source: ban single-use plastics

Philippine consumer and environmental groups urge government to tackle plastic pollution at source: ban single-use plastics

12 March 2021. Consumer advocacy group Laban Konsyumer Inc. and environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition have jointly urged the government to tackle plastic pollution at source such as by banning single-use plastics (SUPs). Through a joint statement to mark this year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on March 15 that… »

02.03.2021

Philippines Toxics Watchdog Group Exposes Online Sale of Chemical Whiteners Laden with Banned Mercury

Philippines Toxics Watchdog Group Exposes Online Sale of Chemical Whiteners Laden with Banned Mercury

EcoWaste Coalition cautions consumers against mercury-containing skin whitening cosmetics in the wake of 3.3. online shopping spree 2 March 2020, Quezon City. The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today released a new report revealing the unethical and unlawful use of online shopping and social media sites to sell skin bleaching,… »

26.02.2021

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Senate to Keep Ban on Waste Incineration Intact

EcoWaste Coalition Calls on Senate to Keep Ban on Waste Incineration Intact

The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition calls on the country’s top legislators to safeguard public health and the environment by keeping intact the Clean Air and Solid Waste Management laws, particularly the ban on waste incineration, as the Philippines marks the 35th anniversary of the… »

18.02.2021

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

18 February 2021, Penang, Malaysia/ Quezon City, Philippines. Two civil society organizations from Malaysia and the Philippines urged the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to declare the entire region as “no dumping ground” for hazardous wastes and other wastes such as household and plastic… »

14.02.2021

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2021, Quezon City.  A waste and pollution watchdog group has offered timely advice on Valentine’s Day to lovers of single-use plastics (SUPs):  break up or perish. The EcoWaste Coalition called on Filipinos from all walks of life to break up with SUPs as this toxic relationship… »

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