With the start of the “ber” season, the EcoWaste Coalition rushed to remind parents and their children to be extra cautious when buying toys, especially cheap ones that are not duly authorized, labeled and assessed as safe for kids to play with.
A toxics watchdog group has submitted a letter on Wednesday, August 31, urging the management of Facebook Philippines to take immediate action to make the FB Marketplace safe from mercury-containing cosmetic products.
A waste and pollution watchdog group urged principals, teachers, parents, students, and the community to practice healthy, toxic-free Brigada Eskwela by releasing a timely set of tips espousing chemical safety and zero waste in schools.
Ecowaste Coalition warned consumers from buying and using spray paints that have been found containing excessive lead in a bid to promote strict adherence to the country’s lead paint regulation.
Chemicals linked to cancer and can cause disruption to endocrine system of the human body have been found present in thermal transaction receipts being used in the country, a study said.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed leading e-commerce companies Lazada and Shopee to remove product listings of mercury-containing skin care and other non-compliant cosmetics on their platforms.
Toxics watchdog EcoWaste Coalition urged authorities anew to stop the unlawful importation of lead-containing spray paints into the Philippines.
The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition slammed the persistent use of online shopping platforms to advertise and sell skin lightening creams containing mercury in violation of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive, as well as the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Various civil society groups called for a global ban on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals”. ahead of the World Environment Day on JUne 5.
On the occasion of the third anniversary on Monday, May 30, of the historic re-exportation of the infamous Canadian garbage to its source, the EcoWaste Coalition appealed to incoming administration to institute essential policy measures to prevent dumping incidents and protect the nation’s interest from global waste trade.