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.

Greener Electronics

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year.This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed ofor recycled safely. But this problem can be avoided. We are pressing leading electronic companies for change to turn back the toxic tide of e-waste. Know more

Project clean water

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

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Groups Welcome Assurance Given by BOC for the Re-Export of Korean Garbage by End of...

Press release | December 3, 2018 at 11:35

30 November 2018, Quezon City. The environmental groups EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines welcomed the assurance made by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that the tons of illegally imported garbage from South Korea will...

South Korea needs to be reminded that Philippines is not a waste dump, won’t solve...

Press release | November 14, 2018 at 9:48

14 November 2018, Manila, Philippines - On November 10, a news report revealed that tons of misdeclared plastic wastes arrived in the Philippines from South Korea in July 2018. Wrongfully declared as ‘plastic synthetic flakes’, the shipment was...

Greenpeace statement on the release of sky lanterns during Haiyan commemorations

Press release | November 9, 2018 at 16:37

We are alarmed that sky lanterns continue to be used to mark the anniversary of an extreme weather event that has become a harbinger of what may be our “new normal” because of mankind's continued use of products which we already know is bad for...

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but...

Press release | October 29, 2018 at 17:03

Bali, Indonesia, October 29 - Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever...

Corporate Leadership Badly Needed to Reverse Plastic Pollution Crisis

Press release | October 28, 2018 at 12:43

Bali, Indonesia (October 28, 2018) — On the eve of Our Ocean Conference 2018, the global #breakfreefromplastic movement challenged corporations to demonstrate real leadership to reverse the plastic pollution crisis instead of making more hollow...

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