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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Countries leave Pacific tuna commission with license to overfish

Press release | December 7, 2013 at 12:17

Cairns, Australia – The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 10th meeting ended with a deadlock over conservation and management measures needed to reverse overfishing of the region’s bigeye tuna stocks. As a result, the meeting...

Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing and control fleets

Press release | December 1, 2013 at 11:57

Suva, Fiji - Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a port in the Pacific, reading: “WCPFC Act Now! Fewer boats, more fish”. This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...

Greenpeace launches Detox Catwalk, an online guide to toxic-free fashion

Press release | October 31, 2013 at 18:53

Manila/Beijing, October 31, 2013 – Greenpeace International today released its Detox Catwalk (1), an interactive online platform assessing the progress made by major clothing companies towards a toxic-free future.

Greenpeace report shows how RE could lift ASEAN nations out of poverty and halt...

Press release | September 24, 2013 at 10:30

Bali, Indonesia, 24th of September 2013 – Greenpeace Southeast Asia today launched a comprehensive report that illustrates how renewable energy could benefit the economies and save the climate environments of the 10-member countries of the...

Get dirty cleaning up Laguna de Bay on International Coastal Clean Up Day

Blog entry by Clemence Bourrin | September 23, 2013

It’s 3am in the Greenpeace office in Quezon City. Metro Manila is still suspiciously quiet, and the volunteer team still quite sleepy. We put on our Water Patrol shirts, get into the van, and get started for the long day coming ahead.

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