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

The latest updates


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.

Integrity needed on fluoride's health risks: scientists

Feature story | August 25, 2003 at 6:00

Hundreds of leading scientists and public health activists from across the globe issued a joint statement today, urging governments promoting fluoridation to bring some integrity into the debate and stop the cover-up of the public health risks...

Toxic Hotspot

Feature story | August 4, 2003 at 6:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today marked the seawaters off Map Tha Phut Industrial Estate as one of the most polluted in Thailand. Greenpeace volunteers planted a sign declaring "Toxic Hotspot" at the outflow of the industrial estate in scenic...

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...

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