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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Toxic Threads

Publication | November 21, 2012 at 11:45

Spurred on by the success of Greenpeace's Detox Campaign, which exposed the links between textile manufacturing facilities using toxic chemicals and water pollution, the investigation was expanded to include 20 global fashion brands – including...

Establishing A Pollution Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in the Philippines

Publication | September 25, 2012 at 17:04

The public's right to know is essential to any effective public participation, good governance and sustainable business. It is comprised of legal initiatives like access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to...

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Add your voice to the growing chorus of Filipinos who want clean water.

Laguna Lake, The Philippines: Industrial Contamination Hotspots

Publication | January 11, 2012 at 12:17

Contamination of natural water resources by discharges from the industrial sector in the Philippines continues to be a significant problem. In 2007, Greenpeace launched the Water Patrol to document the impact of water pollution on local...

Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry

Publication | August 23, 2011 at 9:00

Research commissioned by Greenpeace International has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs -- which are used as surfactants...

Food Security and Climate Change: The answer is biodiversity

Publication | September 2, 2009 at 6:00

A review of scientific publications on climate change adaptation in agriculture.

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