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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Hundreds form "No to BNPP" solidarity message

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 7:00

Hundreds of volunteers from Greenpeace and the Network Opposed to BNPP (Bataan Nuclear Power Plant) today created a message of solidarity against the use of dangerous nuclear power by forming a giant human banner spelling "No to BNPP" in a...

Nuclear myths used to hurry BNPP operation

Press release | January 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today warned that Congress is off to speed up the passage of the Bataan Nuclear Plant revival bill regardless of serious social and environmental costs, and are using myths and abusing scientific data to support their bid.

'Executive Order 774 ridiculous and confused'

Press release | January 23, 2009 at 7:00

Yesterday, Malacañang announced that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has issued Executive Order 774 which reorganizes the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change which she now heads.

Year in Pictures - 2008

Feature story | January 19, 2009 at 7:00

We've selected some of our favourite Greenpeace images from around the world as we take a look back at the year that was 2008.

Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics version 10: companies are stalling on real...

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 7:00

Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands still show little engagement with...

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