Siaran Pers: LSM Memperingatkan Pembeli Online untuk Tidak Membeli Produk Krim Pemutih Kulit yang M

UNTUK DIRILIS SEGERA Untuk pertanyaan, silakan hubungi: Krishna Zaki, krishna@balifokus.asia, HP +62 812 3000 2825 Thony Dizon, tdizon@ecowastecoalition.org, +63 244 11 846 22 November 2018, Bali, Indonesia/Quezon City, Filipina - Dua organisasi non-pemerintah yang bekerja mengadvokasi isu-isu terkait kesehatan lingkungan di Indonesia dan Filipina, memperingatkan konsumen agar tidak membeli produk pemutih kulit yang mengandung merkuri yang diduga dibuat di Filipina dan dijual di situs belanja online populer di Indonesia. Melalui pernyataan pers bersama, Yayasan BaliFokus/Nexus3 (berbasis di Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia) dan Koalisi EcoWaste (berbasis di Quezon City, Filipina) memperingatkan bah

Press Release: Groups Warn Online Shoppers against Buying Mercury-Laced Skin Whitening Cream from th

For immediate release For inquiries, please contact: Krishna Zaki, krishna@balifokus.asia, HP +62 812 3000 2825 Thony Dizon, tdizon@ecowastecoalition.org, +63 244 11 846 22 November 2018, Bali, Indonesia/Quezon City, Philippines - Two environmental health organisations have alerted consumers against buying a mercury-laden skin whitening product allegedly made in the Philippines and sold at popular online shopping sites in Indonesia. Through a joint press statement, BaliFokus/Nexus3 Foundation (based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia) and the EcoWaste Coalition (based in Quezon City, Philippines) warned that “RDL Whitening Treatment Day and Night Cream” sold at www.bukalapak.com and www.tokopedia.

Siaran Pers: COP2 Perjanjian Merkuri: Berjalan lambat mengejar peningkatan emisi merkuri global 20%

28 November 2018 Solusinya: Tutup sumber energi dari batubara dan larang perdagangan merkuri Jakarta, Indonesia - Sementara para delegasi Konferensi Kedua Para Pihak (COP2) dari Konvensi Minamata tentang Merkuri selama seminggu menegosiasikan kata-kata yang tepat untuk berbagai pedoman sukarela, berita mengejutkan bahwa emisi merkuri beracun global telah melonjak 20% dalam 5 tahun diumumkan oleh UNEP dalam ringkasan Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Dr. Tadesse Amera, Co-Chair IPEN, berkata, “IPEN telah lama memperingatkan bahwa kita berada di tengah-tengah krisis merkuri global dan telah berkampanye untuk mendorong tanggapan masyarakat internasional dengan cepat. Sekarang, konvensi ini mengik

Press Release: Mercury Treaty COP2 inches forward on non-binding guidance, while global mercury emis

23 November 2018 The solution? Shutting down coal-fired energy and banning the mercury trade. Geneva, Switzerland: As delegates to the second Conference of the Parties (COP2) of the Minamata Convention on Mercury negotiated for a week over wording for a range of non-binding guidance, the shocking news that global toxic mercury emissions had surged 20% in 5 years was announced by UNEP. Dr. Tadesse Amera, Co-Chair for IPEN, said, “IPEN has long warned that we are in the midst of a global mercury crisis and has campaigned for a rapid international response. Now that the Convention is finally law, we are on the brink of a catastrophe. If mercury emissions continue to rise at this rate, we are fa

Press Release: Dioxins Found in Plastic Toys – Stricter Limits Are Required to Stop Toxic Chemicals

22 November 2018 Berlin/Brussels: A new study, “Toxic Soup: Dioxins in Plastic Toys”, released today, shows alarming levels of very toxic brominated dioxins in eight toys and one hair clip made of recycled plastic stemming from electronic waste. Dioxin content in toys from Czechia, Germany, France, Portugal, Argentina, India and Nigeria was comparable to the levels found in previous studies in waste incineration fly ash or other industrial waste. This alarming information was released coinciding with the meeting of the EU Competent Authorities expert group for Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), which will discuss rules for recycling and definitions of wastes containing persi

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