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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Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 26, 2006 at 6:00

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

Toxic substances in laptops: Greenpeace study exposes HP’s lie

Press release | September 18, 2006 at 6:00

A Greenpeace study has revealed the presence of toxic substances in well-known brand laptops, with HP and Apple having the highest contamination levels(1). HP’s statement on its website that brominated flame retardant (BFR) decaBDE had been...

HP tops most toxic notebook PCs

Feature story | September 18, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists staged a picket at the office of computer giant Hewlett-Packard in Bangkok in protest against the use of toxic substances in its PCs.

Greenpeace Statement on the DENR approved final phase of Lafayette's test run

Press release | August 31, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner Beau Baconguis said: "From the start, Greenpeace has been very disappointed with the DENR's (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) decision granting Lafayette a 30-day test-run despite...

Bicol’s whale sharks underscore urgent need to defend seas from pollution

Press release | 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,...

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