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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Bangkok governor candidates very poor on environmental issues

Feature story | August 26, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace today decried the very poor environmental policies of aspiring Bangkok governor candidates. Bangkokians head to the polls on Sunday, August 29, hoping that the next incumbent will alleviate pollution and waste problems in the sprawling...

Greenpeace in a Race to Save the Gulf of Thailand

Feature story | August 3, 2004 at 6:00

The beach at Hua Hin in Prachuab Khiri Kan province, 200 kilometers south of Bangkok, was abuzz with activity for nearly a week as sails went flying for the annual Hua Hin Regatta 2004. Among the catamarans, the bright orange sail of the team...

Plastics company dumps toxic chemicals into Chao Praya River

Feature story | July 8, 2004 at 6:00

Activists from environmental group Greenpeace today climbed the large spherical storage tank of Thai Plastics and Chemicals Plc (TPC) in Samut Prakan, which contains the highly toxic and carcinogenic chemical Vinyl Chloride Monomer(1), and hang a...


Feature story | June 10, 2004 at 6:00

Consumer electronics company Samsung has decided to phase out hazardous chemicals used in its consumer electronics. These chemicals are those that persist in the environment because they are not easily degraded. Samsung's decision was prompted by...

Southeast Asia turning into a toxic dumping ground? Toxic stockpile in Malaysia is...

Feature story | June 10, 2004 at 6:00

A regional consensus among ASEAN member states is urgently needed to stem the tidal wave of toxic and hazardous waste that is often heaped upon countries in the region, according to environmental group Greenpeace.

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