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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Whale sharks spotted in Bigaa, Legaspi City

Feature story | August 27, 2006 at 6:00

The recently-discovered presence of feeding whale sharks in the Albay Gulf, particularly along Legaspi City’s coastline, only confirms the urgent need to defend the rich coastal waters of the Bicol region from threats like mining pollution,...

Greenpeace reveals new evidence of highly toxic contaminants in Rapu Rapu

Press release | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace and government officials from Rapu-Rapu today conducted an inspection of the island's Mirikpitik Creek, which is found to be contaminated by the Lafayette mine. Water samples taken from the creek, which leads out from the mine and...

ABN AMRO & ANZ: Stop funding marine pollution

Feature story | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, the Esperanza led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines, funded by banks such as ABN-AMRO and...

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.

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