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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ABN AMRO: Keeping track of Lafayette?

Feature story | December 11, 2006 at 7:00

As the Philippines suffers from the wrath of typhoons Durian and Utor, we ask ABN AMRO again to reconsider their investment in a mine that is an ongoing threat to the people and marine life of Rapu Rapu Island.

Thai-Japan free trade pact allows dumping of toxic waste to the Kingdom

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace and FTA Watch today condemned the impending Thai-Japan free trade pact for including provisions that would allow Japan to dump its toxic waste and hazardous chemicals into the Kingdom. The Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement...

Greenpeace statement on the Marilao, Bulacan toxic waste dumping incident

Press release | November 28, 2006 at 7:00

The DENR should crack down on these so-called waste handlers who clearly have no capacity to treat and manage toxic waste.

Greenpeace statement on the Senate Trade Committee hearing today on the...

Press release | November 7, 2006 at 7:00

Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: “Greenpeace welcomes moves by the Senate to scrutinize the JPEPA, in particular its provisions which tend to encourage the dumping of hazardous waste from Japan to the...

Senate must reject JPEPA and ratify Basel Ban

Press release | October 25, 2006 at 6:00

Calling the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) toxic trade of the worst kind, Greenpeace urged the Philippine Senate today to completely reject the agreement and ratify the Basel Ban to prevent the country from being a legal...

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