Environment group calls for total ban of fireworks, firecrackers

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 12/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — EcoWaste Coalition on Tuesday called on local government units (LGUs) to ban firecrackers, fireworks, and other pyrotechnic devices this holiday season amid pandemic. In a statement, the group’s Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon urged officials…

Civic group’s call: Ban single-use plastic, styrofoam in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A civic group in Cebu City is calling for an immediate ban on single-use plastic and styrofoams in the city amid the recent flash floods. The group is composed of environmental protection organizations…

EcoWaste warns shoppers against mislabeled toys for Christmas goodies

Rosalie O. Abatayo 10/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some toys may be cute and affordable, but that does not necessarily mean they are safe. As the Christmas season approaches, gift-hunting especially for the kids has also started to kick off. But…

Environmental health groups renew call for proper PPE disposal

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Environmental health groups renewed calls for local government units to take swift action and ensure that face masks and other COVID-19 personal protective equipment do not end up polluting the environment. EcoWaste Coalition…

PB reminds public: Disposing protective gear properly is ‘equally important’

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While wearing of face masks is mandatory as part of the established health protocols against the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Cebu Provincial Capitol reminded the public that disposing the protective…

‘Do not litter your face masks!’ — EcoWaste Coalition

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While the wearing of face masks may protect a person from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), irresponsible disposal of the single-use masks may also cause harm to others, humans and animals alike. This…

EcoWaste to DENR: Disallow incineration of COVID-19 ‘wastes’

Ian Biong - INQUIRER.net 04/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Non-profit environmental group EcoWaste Coalition is calling on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to revoke an advisory that allows the use of incinerators and crematories on COVID-19 healthcare waste. The use…

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