The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) conducted the Stakeholder’s Meeting on Lead Paints: Implementation of CCO for Lead last December 07, 2015 at the DENR- EMB Compound, Visayas Avenue. Mr. Manny Calonzo of the Ecowaste Coaliton presented the different programs and projects being undertaken by their group. He also discussed the ongoing program in partnership with the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers (PAPM) on the lead certification process.
The invited representatives from paint companies provided an update on the status of implementation of lead phase out in their products as well as updates on programs from different Associations in support of the CCO implementation. Government representatives from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) were also present.
Ms. Emmanuelita Mendoza of the EMB- Chemicals Management Section (CMS) facilitated the open forum discussion at the end of each presentation and updates from the participants.