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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Reflections of a Water Bender

Blog entry by Rico Abayon | July 9, 2014

Three years ago, a community-based theatre group that I’m proudly part of joined the Water Patrol Caravan to facilitate an acting workshop to different barangays around our city, with participants producing short plays  focused on...

Reducing our Plastic Footprint

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | July 3, 2014

Today, July 3, is International Plastic Bag Free Day. Globally, citizens and organizations are organizing activities highlighting the issue of plastic bag use and its effects, thereby strengthening the call to prohibit the use of...

Adidas announces Detox roadmap following worldwide protests calling for ‘toxic-free’...

Press release | June 11, 2014 at 18:12

Manila/Hamburg, 11 June 2014— German sports brand Adidas today announced a new roadmap towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In collaboration with Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, the official World Cup...

11 Ways to Detox Football

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | June 3, 2014

Since the launch of the latest  Detox investigation  into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been action packed. From a fan-powered protest in Mexico’s iconic Azteca stadium to a huge digital #DetoxWave, thousands of volunteers,...

A beautiful game being played dirty

Blog entry by Jobet Peñalosa | June 3, 2014

The world of football is buzzing with excitement and for many fans, the World Cup can’t get here soon enough. Sadly though, it is not just excitement that is wrapped around this tournament. Football, a sport loved by many, has been...

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