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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World Water Day: Breaking the wasteful habit

Blog entry by Abi Aguilar | March 22, 2013

This morning, as soon as I woke up, I used and flushed a toilet, took a bath, brushed my teeth – all with water running inside the house. I feel good and blessed that there is abundant supply of water at home, but eventually thought of...

The power of a collective voice

Blog entry by Haydee Illenberger | March 13, 2013

This time of the year is probably the most exhilarating period in a student’s life. All those long nights of burning the midnight oil to complete one’s thesis alongside gazillion of long exams to study for are finally over. After all,...

Making up for lost time

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2013

The pronouncement that February 25 is a working holiday is a clear indication that the significance of the first EDSA People Power Revolution is no longer in the collective consciousness of many Filipinos in recent years. I cannot...

Victoria’s Secret: From Fallen Angel to Detox Leader?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | January 22, 2013 2 comments

Limited Brands – owner of iconic underwear labels Victoria’s Secret and La Senza – has today bowed to public pressure and committed to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. That makes it three...

Greenpeace to DENR: Implement pollution disclosure to save our rivers

Press release | January 16, 2013 at 21:14

Manila—Environmental group Greenpeace today welcomed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) recent moves to address water pollution in the Philippines but said that the government agency must do more to save the country’s...

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