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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Government should learn form Payatas tragedy - Greenpeace

Press release | July 15, 2000 at 6:00

The international environmental group Greenpeace today said that the Payatas tragedy should rouse Philippine government officials from their "deadly fixation on dirty garbage disposal practices", stressing that the best way to move forward out of...

Global chemical pollution hits Southeast Asia

Press release | March 17, 2000 at 7:00

Southeast Asia, including the Philippines and Thailand have not escaped pollution from highly toxic chemicals called persistent organic pollutants (POPs) according to a report released by Greenpeace today which confirms the presence at elevated...

Greenpeace delivers hazardous military waste to US Embassy

Press release | March 3, 2000 at 7:00

Greenpeace today stepped up its demand for the United States to clean up contamination at its former military bases in the Philippines by delivering to the US Embassy in Manila a container filled with poisonous industrial chemical waste (PCBs)...

Rainbow Warrior moves to Subic

Press release | March 2, 2000 at 7:00

Greenpeace today moved to Subic today with its campaign to demand that the US Government take responsibility for toxic cleanups at its former military bases in the Philippines.

Greenpeace exposes former US base equipment leaking poisons

Press release | February 29, 2000 at 7:00

Greenpeace today removed a former United States military airbase transformer which was leaking extremely toxic industrial chemicals (PCBs) into the environment in a residential area of Mabalacat, in the Philippines.

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