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‘Green’ advocates back PH call on toxic waste

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Environmental advocates from 30 countries and territories around the world have backed the call of a local environmental group for the Canadian government to take back the 50 containers shipped to Manila earlier this year which turned out to contain garbage, including items possibly hazardous to health.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Woe to Obando: Green group assails CA ruling on landfill


An environmental watchdog denounced a recent Court of Appeals (CA) ruling favoring the operation of a landfill in Obando, Bulacan province, which faces Manila Bay and is near the Malabon and Navotas areas.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

EcoWaste seeks recall of kiddie sunglasses tainted with lead


An environment and consumer safety watch group sought the recall of an imported brand of kiddie sunglasses from the local market after it was found to contain high levels of toxic lead.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Parents warned against lead-tainted kiddie chairs


A consumer safety group has cautioned parents to watch where their children sit after it detected high levels of lead in the paint used on kiddie chairs.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Surprise! 25 lead-free toys found in Divisoria

Samples of brightly colored wooden toys bought from vendors in Divisoria appear to be safe for children to play with as these do not seem to contain lead, according to a toxics watch group.  LYN RILLON

How’s this for a nice change? It’s possible to have lead-free toys, toxics watch group EcoWaste Coalition said on Sunday after it found 25 wooden toys that do not appear to contain the brain-damaging chemical.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »