Mind the Gap

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.

The latest updates

 

Kids react to toxic water pollution

Video | January 23, 2014 at 12:12

Children in Beijing and Shishi City, China react to pictures of toxic water pollution off the coast of South Eastern China. 2014-01-23

Mexican children tell clothes brands to 'Detox our Future'

Video | January 16, 2014 at 16:50

More than 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...

Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion

Video | October 24, 2013 at 10:30

Around the world a growing movement of people are using their creativity, design skills and purchasing power to demand fashion without pollution. For more information or to find out how you can join the campaign visit: www.greenpeace.org/detox

Silent Witnesses to the Toxic Truth

Video | December 20, 2012 at 11:00

The Qiantang River in coastal Zhejiang Province is an area where more than one third of China's dyeing and printing takes place in an attempt to quench the insatiable global thirst for fast-fashion. Toxic water pollution is not a new story in...

Gael Garcia Bernal: Detox our Water!

Video | December 12, 2012 at 9:36

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mexican filmstar and director, invites you to join our Detox campaign.

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