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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Earth Day Selfie Challenge

Feature story | April 15, 2014 at 15:57

There hasn’t been a more accurate embodiment of destructive growth than a typical city – a big polluting machine with a ravenous appetite for natural resources.

Public pressure tells as Procter & Gamble finally agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Press release | April 8, 2014 at 23:00

Amsterdam, 8 April 2014 – Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new No Deforestation policy that will remove forest destruction from its products and provide full traceability for all the palm oil and derivatives it uses. After weeks of...

Green groups to Canada: Time to take back your toxic waste

Press release | April 3, 2014 at 11:33

Makati, 3 April 2014—Green groups and civil society organizations gathered today at the Canadian Embassy to call for the “re-exportation” of their toxic wastes which were discovered by the Enforcement Department of the Bureau of Customs (BOC)...

8 Reasons to Detox our Water

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | March 27, 2014

Last weekend marked the 21st World Water Day - a moment to celebrate the precious water that pours from our taps, runs in our rivers and sustains all life here on earth. It was also a timely reminder that this scarce and essential...

Energy and water security for a robust, green economy

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | March 22, 2014

Each year that World Water Day is celebrated, we get an opportunity to focus global attention on the importance of water and the need to ensure that this seriously imperilled resource is sustainably managed. This year’s World Water Day...

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