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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Clean Air Act: The World is Watching - Greenpeace

Press release | April 20, 1999 at 6:00

In an appeal sent from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, which is visiting Manila to mark the beginning of the bicameral negotiations on the Clean Air Act, the international environmental group has called upon the Philippine government to enact...

Greenpeace warns Erap administration against incineration

Press release | January 25, 1999 at 7:00

The environmental group Greenpeace International today cautioned the Estrada administration against embracing incineration as the "solution" to Metro Manila's mounting waste problems, stressing that communities who are opposing landfills have...

"Persistent Organic Pollutants in Asia: An Ongoing Disaster" - Greenpeace

Press release | November 17, 1998 at 7:00

Southeast Asia faces a frightening scenario of historic, current and potential poisoning by the most dangerous variety of persistent poisons, according to an investigative report released by international environmental group Greenpeace. The...

Philippines under attack by incinerator companies - Greenpeace

Press release | June 9, 1997 at 6:00

The international environmental organization Greenpeace today warned that the Philippines is in danger of becoming one of the largest dumping grounds in Asia of discredited Western waste management technologies, particularly incineration. At...

Philippines fails to halt toxic waste imports

Press release | August 22, 1996 at 6:00

The Philippines banned hazardous waste imports in 1990, but huge volumes of toxic trash like used car batteries mainly from industrialized countries continue to flood into the country, poisoning communities and ecosystems near battery recycling...

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