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Chlorine , Combustion and Dioxins

Publication | 12 September, 2001 at 2:00

Greenpeace calls on Dow to end Bhopal tragedy

Press release | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

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Greenpeace finds toxic asbestos on ship for scrap

Press release | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

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British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry to UK

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening international...

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

CITES: Last Chance for Bluefin Tuna

Publication | 12 March, 2010 at 1:00

Time is running out for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna as commercial mismanagement pushes the species to the brink of extinction.

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto (LG is an electronics company) but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales

Feature story | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

The recent Rainbow Warrior tour of Iceland was not the first time Greenpeace has tangled, or indeed occasionally tangoed, with Iceland on environmental issues. Rémi Parmentier was onboard the maiden voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior on our...

France reclaims toxic ship

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 1:00

After being caught illegally exporting ships containing hazardous waste to Turkey, the French military has seized a former french aircraft carrier they had sold for scrapping. This high seas tale exposes again the underhand tactics and cost...

Deadly cost of shipbreaking

Feature story | 15 July, 2003 at 2:00

Politicians deciding on rules for scrapping old ships got a timely reminder when a sculpture, made from the remains of ships taken from Indian shipbreaking yards, was delivered to delegates attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

A timely reminder

Feature story | 2 September, 2002 at 2:00

Dow Chemicals plant in Mumbai, India, the Earth Summit and the voice of the people.

Dow targets penniless Bhopal survivors in courts

Press release | 23 December, 2002 at 1:00

CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go says Greenpeace Survey

Press release | 5 March, 2008 at 1:00

The Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA come out on top in Greenpeace's "Searching for Greener Electronics" survey (1), released today at CeBIT(2). But, the race for a green electronic...

Greenpeace exposes hidden poisons in our homes

Press release | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

Swimming in Chemicals - Widespread presence of brominated flame retardants and PCBs...

Publication | 3 November, 2005 at 9:44

European eels from 20 locations in 10 countries across Europe were found to contain varying levels of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Some of the chemicals analysed are in current use while others have...

Hazardous Chemicals in Precipitation

Publication | 26 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace study showing that rainwater in three European countries is polluted with a range of hazardous chemicals.Scientists analysed 50 samples of rainwater collected by Greenpeace across the Netherlands, with secondary sampling from Belgium...

Technical guidelines for cleanup at the Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) site in Bhopal...

Publication | 26 October, 2002 at 2:00

Guidelines for the full clean up of this global toxic hotspot.

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Publication | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementation of the treaty.

Opening Pandora' s Box: A Catalogue of 50 POPs Hotspots Worldwide

Publication | 1 September, 1999 at 2:00

This report gives over 50 examples of POPs Hotspots from around the world. These include large emission sources, contaminated sites and stockpiled materials, such as obsolete pesticides.

Dioxin Elimination - A Global Imperative

Publication | 8 March, 2000 at 1:00

Incineration and Human Health

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 1:00

Pulp bleaching around the Baltic Sea

Publication | 1 April, 2001 at 2:00

The Bhopal Legacy - Toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site...

Publication | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Research into toxic contaminants at the former Union Carbide factory site, Bhopal, India, 15 years after the Bhopal accident.

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | 23 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace called on dirty electronics companies to clean up their act today, starting with toxic tech giant, Hewlett-Packard. At 08.00 this morning, 15 Greenpeace activists delivered a truckload of electronic waste to the company's European...

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature story | 26 June, 2006 at 2:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

POPs in the Baltic - A review of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Baltic Sea

Publication | 1 April, 2001 at 2:00

This report draws together published scientific literature on levels of POPs that have been recorded in the sediments and biota of the Baltic Sea and studies of their possible impacts upon the highly specialised ecosystem of the region. It also...

Everything you didn't want to know about sex...

Press release | 2 May, 2006 at 2:00

Falling sperm counts, rising infertility and genital abnormalities in babies could all result from exposure to hazardous man-made chemicals used in perfumes, carpets, electronics, clothing and a host of other consumer goods, a Greenpeace report...

The Stockholm Convention's entry into force a victory for the environment and our future

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 1:00

Today the 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it will be mandatory for governments to protect the environment and human health from toxic chemicals. (1)

REACH impact assessment exposes industry scaremongering

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 2:00

Environmental NGOs welcome the new figures about the cost of the proposed new chemicals policy (REACH) presented today by the Commission to the chemicals industry, member states and environmental NGOs. According to the impact assessment (1),...

Shipping company calls for international mandatory regulation to stop deadly effects...

Press release | 10 June, 2003 at 2:00

One of the world's biggest shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), conceded today that international mandatory regulations are necessary to protect workers and prevent environmental pollution at Asian shipbreaking yards. MSC...

Chemical Legacy - Contamination of the Child

Publication | 20 October, 2003 at 2:00

In early 2003, Greenpeace exposed the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative chemical pollutants in samples of house dust taken from homes across the UK. Research published by Greenpeace in October 2003 reveals that these same chemicals can be...

Reach Regulation Public Internet Consultation

Publication | 11 July, 2003 at 2:00

Is REACH possible? This is a joint NGO submission for the EU Commission's internet consultation on the proposed Chemicals Policy Reform.

Business as Usual - ‘Vinyl 2010’, The Voluntary Commitment of the PVC

Publication | 2 May, 2002 at 2:00

An examination of the contribution that the PVC Industry’s Voluntary Commitment makes in response to the European Commission’s Green PaperEnvironmental Issues of PVC and the health and environmentalconcerns posed by PVC plastic.

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

This study was conducted by Greenpeace to gain information on the presence of certain hazardous substances in a range of laptop computers, and to investigate testing methodologies for verifying their presence or absence. Five popular brands of...

MEP's Support for Substitution in REACH

Publication | 14 May, 2004 at 2:00

If you like to find out if your representative in the European parliament votes for the protection of your health and environment or the interests of industry, check out this document.Please note: This table is gradually being updated as we...

Consuming Chemicals - Hazardous chemicals in house dust as an indicator of chemical...

Publication | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

What this report shows is that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in significant amounts in virtually every one of over 100 homes we visited. Here then is a clue as to why levels are increasing,...

Pollution agreement unifies troubled waters

Press release | 17 November, 2001 at 1:00

Ranking Shows No Green Electronics On The Market

Press release | 25 August, 2006 at 10:59

Greenpeace today launched the 'Guide to Greener Electronics', which ranks companies on their use of harmful chemicals and electronic waste recycling. (1) The guide will be used to create demand for toxic-free electronics which can be safely...

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | 17 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

Greenpeace activists and crew members of

Image | 6 November, 2002 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists and crew members of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza display a banner in front of the DOW Italia gate in Livorno, Italy

Protest at incineration plant in Edmonton

Image | 10 October, 2000 at 3:00

Protest at incineration plant in Edmonton.

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers

Image | 14 May, 2003 at 3:00

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers to have her home tested for toxic chemicals.

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at

Image | 27 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at the EU chemical industry's meeting venue in Hamburg.

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