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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Bangpoo Industrial Estate discharges toxic pollutants into the Gulf of Thailand

Feature story | October 30, 2003 at 7:00

Volunteers from environmental group Greenpeace today collected highly contaminated mud from the northwestern canal of Bangpoo Industrial Estate and brought them to the estate's headquarters to demand total clean-up of contaminated areas.

Greenpeace Activists Return Toxic Mud to Spolana Chemical Plant

Feature story | October 13, 2003 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists from 20 countries around the world (1) today removed mud from a contaminated stream in the village of Libis, Czech Republic. The stream has been contaminated by the nearby chemical plant of Spolana. Greenpeace returned the...

Environmental groups expose 'shroud of secrecy' on industrial toxics releases

Feature story | October 2, 2003 at 6:00

Companies operating in Thailand are failing to disclose information to the public about the toxic chemicals being released into the environment according to a study released today by Greenpeace and the Campaign for Alternative Industry (CAIN).

Bangpoo Industrial Estate discharges toxic pollutants into the gulf of Thailand

Press release | September 30, 2003 at 6:00

Volunteers from environmental group Greenpeace today collected highly contaminated mud from the northwestern canal of Bangpoo Industrial Estate and brought them to the estate's headquarters to demand total clean-up of contaminated areas.

Greenpeace Hails First-ever Zero Waste Declaration in Japan

Feature story | September 19, 2003 at 6:00

Kamikatsu town in Tokushima prefecture adopts policy aiming for zero waste by 2020 without incineration or landfills.

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