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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Greenpeace, scientists witness devastation at oil spill ground zero

Press release | August 20, 2006 at 6:00

Scientists and environmental activists onboard Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today arrived at the Petron oil spill ground zero to help document the devastating environmental impact of the oil slick in the Guimaras Strait of the central Philippines.

Samui exposed to toxic pollution

Feature story | March 8, 2005 at 7:00

Greenpeace today alerted the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) about the very high level of toxic pollution that is plaguing the resort island of Samui - warning that this may have a negative impact on the tourism industry of the island.

Toxic Valentine: Greenpeace finds suspect chemicals in perfumes

Feature story | February 14, 2005 at 7:00

Wearing perfume exposes us to chemicals that can enter the body, aren't easily broken down and may have unwanted health effects, according to a report published today by Greenpeace International [1]. The report, 'Eau de toxines', describes how...

Future is bleak for coal industry

Feature story | January 25, 2005 at 7:00

With formidable community opposition and without a clear path towards innovation, the coal industry is facing a most fundamental truth: the end of this dirty industry is in sight.

Celebrating Doom: The Coaltrans 2005 Conference in Mae Moh, Thailand

Feature story | January 24, 2005 at 7:00

Conference organizers call the event "a celebration". However, casualties of coal - long-suffering host communities along with climate impact victims - see the event more as 50 years of calamity. From January 24 to January 25, the barons of the...

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