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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Greenpeace Philippines clean-up, name culprits behind plastic pollution in Manila Bay

Press release | September 22, 2018 at 14:51

22 September 2018, Manila, Philippines - Every time a typhoon or monsoon rains come in, Manila Bay spews trash back inland, reminding us of the gravity of the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines.

After Ompong, Monde Nissin, JBC Food Corporation top plastic waste count in Pasig River

Press release | September 17, 2018 at 14:54

17 September 2018, Manila, Philippines – After the rains brought by the tail end of Typhoon Ompong caused flooding, plastic pollution once again became more apparent in our streets and waterways. Greenpeace Philippines sampled the plastic wastes...

Garbage “engulfing” Manila, Philippines after severe storm highlights plastic and...

Press release | August 24, 2018 at 14:16

Manila, Philippines, 16 August 2018 – Waves of plastic pollution has engulfed parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces, after a combination of heavy storm and monsoon rains, with garbage clogging drainage and causing floods.

La Union citizens call for better measures vs corporate polluters

Press release | July 29, 2018 at 13:38

San Fernando, La Union; 29 July 2018 - Following the contamination of shorelines due to a coal spill from the Holcim cement factory in Bacnotan, residents of La Union province are calling on the government for corporate accountability and better...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

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