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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Black Friday: Greenpeace calls timeout for fast fashion

Press release | November 26, 2016 at 14:51

Hamburg, 25 November 2016 – New research on fashion trends and textile waste, released by Greenpeace on the eve of Black Friday, highlights the serious environmental consequences of overconsumption [1]. Clothing is among the most sold products on...

Cebu Leads Call for National Protection of Sharks

Press release | November 15, 2016 at 14:04

Cebu City, 15 November 2016 – A hundred of Cebuanos, advocates, NGOs, and fisherfolk joined the festive shark parade this morning in Cebu City to call for the city’s commitment to protect shark species. From Pasil Fish Market the shark parade...

Groups Call for National Protection of Sharks

Press release | November 11, 2016 at 13:44

Dumaguete City, 11 November 2016 – Close to 100 policymakers, advocates, government officials, and shark enthusiasts gathered on November 10-11 in Silliman University for the 2nd Philippine Shark Summit and made a call for the protection of...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | November 3, 2016 at 9:00

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

Tech fair highlights need for clean, green, sustainable gadgets

Press release | October 22, 2016 at 16:23

Manila – Gadgets with longer lifespans, upgradeable modular components, clean and green production technologies, and extended support by manufacturers from design and creation down to take-back and disposal, are not only more desirable, but would...

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