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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Dirty Disney revealed by hazardous chemicals in products

Feature story | April 15, 2004 at 6:00

Disney is famous for its lovable cartoon characters seen on our screens and in wide range of products found in homes worldwide. What isn't so famous is the fact that some of those products for babies and children contain toxic chemicals hazardous...

Bangpu Industrial Estate commits to clean up contaminated canal

Feature story | February 26, 2004 at 7:00

The community of Klong Dan and activists from Greenpeace served seafood to officials of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) in recognition of their commitment to clean up a contaminated canal in Bangpu Industrial Estate in...

The Stockholm Conventions entry into force

Feature story | February 20, 2004 at 7:00

The 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it will be mandatory for governments to protect the environment and human health from toxic chemicals. (1)

Greenpeace warns about dangers of waste-to-energy incinerators

Press release | January 8, 2004 at 7:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today warned the public in Chiang Mai about the dangers of waste-to-energy incinerators currently being proposed by the Ministry of Energy.

Greenpeace warns about dangers of waste-to-energy incinerators

Feature story | January 8, 2004 at 7:00

Environmental group Greenpeace today warned the public in Chiang Mai about the dangers of waste-to-energy incinerators currently being proposed by the Ministry of Energy.

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