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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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...

Filipinos put the pressure on Adidas to Detox

Press release | May 31, 2014 at 10:38

Manila, Philippines-– To remind Adidas of its environmental responsibility, Greenpeace activists were mobilized worldwide and took action in more than 35 cities. In Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico and Germany,...

Volunteer Spotlight: Elmer Vestidas

Feature story | May 27, 2014 at 17:01

In 1992, famous Irish rock band U2 made an action to protest with Greenpeace against the THORP nuclear power plant in the UK. Elmer, a supporter of the band’s advocacies and a fan of their music, told himself, “I will join Greenpeace as a...

Join the #DetoxWave

Blog entry by Hanno Groth | May 27, 2014

Do you remember the last football match you went to? The incredible atmosphere fuelled by thousands of passionate fans, all united behind a team they believed in. None of football’s greatest achievements would have been possible...

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