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

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace tells ASEAN: Act on plastics pollution in region’s ocean

Press release | April 25, 2017 at 16:15

Manila, Philippines - Acting on the urgency of the plastics pollution problem in the region, and with the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit commencing in Manila, Greenpeace Southeast Asia brought its message to the...

Greenpeace statement of support for the confirmation of Gina Lopez as DENR Secretary

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 10:00

Manila – Amalie Obusan, Country Director of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

EcoGroups Warn Against Plastic Waste Burning

Press release | February 27, 2017 at 11:51

February 24, 2017, Quezon City — Environmental groups in the Philippines warn that proposed plastics investment strategies disguised as “solutions” to marine plastic pollution will only be costly, ineffective and contribute further to...

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

Press release | February 27, 2017 at 9:51

Barcelona, 26 February 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet, according to a Greenpeace USA report released today. The report shows roughly 968 TWh was used to...

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

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