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Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.

The production, trade, use, and release of many synthetic chemicals is now widely recognised as a global threat to human health and the environment.

Yet, the world's chemical industries continue to produce and release thousands of chemical compounds every year, in most cases with none or very little testing and understanding of their impacts on people and the environment.

Water

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst industrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.

Find out more about our water campaign.

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'Detox Our Future' Mexico

Image | 14 January, 2014 at 17:44

Over one hundred children create a human banner reading: "Detox Our Future" with the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior in the background, displaying the 'Detox symbol between her masts. The activity took place to mark the launch of the Greenpeace...

A Little Story about the Monsters in your Closet

Blog entry by Nadia Haiama | 14 January, 2014

Today we told the world a story, a story about the Little Monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for...

Little Monsters: A Detox Fairy Tale

Feature story | 14 January, 2014 at 4:00

The latest report by Greenpeace East Asia revealed the presence of hazardous chemicals in clothing items bought from 12 global brands, from fast fashion giants like Primark, to sportswear brands like adidas and luxury labels like Burberry.

2013: The Year In Photos

Slideshow | 24 December, 2013

2013: The Year In Photos

Feature story | 24 December, 2013 at 13:30

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia,...

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