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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Chemical consumers?

Feature story | April 30, 2003 at 6:00

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Love the Earth

Feature story | April 22, 2003 at 6:00

Today is Earth Day and while we should be celebrating, it is unfortunate that the earth and the environment have been under a continuous threat.

A hero for the planet

Feature story | April 15, 2003 at 6:00

Dubbed the Nobel Prize for the Environment, the Goldman Environmental Prize is being awarded to Von Hernandez, Greenpeace's Toxics campaigner from the Philippines. Von has fought for years to stop the spread of incinerators and other polluting...

Bhopal protests move online

Feature story | March 10, 2003 at 7:00

Dow Chemical is going to court soon in India. Not as the defendants for their ongoing responsibility for the Bhopal disaster, but as the plaintiffs. They're suing (we're not making this up) the SURVIVORS of the disaster for protesting at a Dow plant.

Thailand Must Ban all Imports of Toxic Waste and Ratify Global Ban

Press release | February 17, 2003 at 7:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN), an international coalition of non-governmental environmental organizations working to halt the toxic trade, called on Thailand to ban the import of all toxic wastes into Thai territory and furthermore

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