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January has been declared “Zero Waste Month” by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 760, signed in 2014 by former President Aquino
Buyers should not purchase soft plastic toys that are not certified “phthalate free” as these have potential health risks to children
“It’s high time for the government to prioritize the protection of the environment and public health"
Environmental watchdog BAN Toxics called on the government to ratify the Basel Ban or “risk becoming the toxic waste dump of the world”
Protection of children from toxic chemicals and wastes should be prioritized because they are “uniquely vulnerable to its adverse effects”
Activists said only a robust ban and the ratification of the Basel Convention can stop the dumping of foreign wastes in the country