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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Biggest day of action ever against incineration

Feature story | July 16, 2003 at 6:00

More than 253 groups from 62 countries today took action against waste incineration to serve notice to their governments that time is running out on the controversial technology despite vigorous attempts by the incineration industry to repackage...

Toxic trash from New Zealand mocks Global agreement to stop trade in hazardous waste

Feature story | July 2, 2003 at 6:00

Huge volumes of toxic trash, particularly used lead acid batteries from New Zealand continue to flood into the country despite an international consensus that prohibits the export of hazardous wastes from highly industrialized countries to...

Greenpeace launches project to tackle toxic problems in the Gulf of Thailand

Feature story | June 19, 2003 at 6:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today inaugurated its Save the Gulf of Thailand - Our Food Basket project by highlighting invisible threats to the food source in the Gulf of Thailand. The group called on the Thai government to establish Pollutant...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | June 19, 2003 at 6:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

Hidden Poison in Our Homes

Press release | April 30, 2003 at 6:00

A new research released today shows that dust collected from homes across Europe contains substantial amounts of hazardous chemicals, some of them linked to cancer. The Greenpeace report Consuming Chemicals [1] reveals that homes are contaminated...

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