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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Communities rise up against coal

Feature story | December 3, 2004 at 7:00

Community leaders from different parts of the Philippines and Thailand gathered today in Manila to forge alliances and warn others of their tragic experiences in hosting coal-fired power plants. The event, hosted by environmental group Greenpeace...

Black tales from Thailand and Philippines

Feature story | December 2, 2004 at 7:00

Fighting to breath, the dying person utters one last, albeit vain, wish - one, just one, big gulp of clean air. A village where the most precious possessions are two oxygen tanks, purchased with donations from the mostly poor farmers who live...

20 years is more than enough: justice must be served in Bhopal

Feature story | December 2, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists around the world are remembering the world's worst industrial disaster, twenty years after a toxic gas leak killed and maimed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal (1). Bearing candles and photos of people stricken by the...

Global brands commit to phase out hazardous chemicals in their products

Feature story | November 23, 2004 at 7:00

Major consumer brands whose products range from sports shoes and toys to mobile phones and body care products have committed to phase out hazardous chemicals in certain products. Following discussions with Greenpeace, brand name products made by...

Toxins in your TV, poisons in your PC?

Feature story | November 22, 2004 at 7:00

Toxic chemicals found in products like home electronics are polluting environments across the globe and traces of which are found in most newborn babies. Discover the good companies removing these poisons from their products and pressure the bad...

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