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Global Day of Action against Waste Incineration

Feature story | June 17, 2002 at 6:00

Greenpeace together with an NGO delegation composed of environmental and church groups met with Department of Health (DOH) officials led by Dr. Antonio Lopez, Undersecretary for Operations, to submit a petition endorsed by 170 groups and...

Samui Incinerator - What a Waste!

Feature story | October 16, 2002 at 6:00

Once they said it's state of the art, now the incinerator that's oddly constructed in the world famous tropical paradise called Samui Island in Surat Thani province is crumbling on its own crap.

Samui exposed to toxic pollution

Feature story | March 8, 2005 at 7:00

Greenpeace today alerted the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) about the very high level of toxic pollution that is plaguing the resort island of Samui - warning that this may have a negative impact on the tourism industry of the island.

Incineration

Hub | February 23, 2007 at 12:40

Greenpeace opposes dirty incinerators 'by any other name'

Press release | August 18, 2016 at 16:14

Manila, 18 August 2016- In reaction to endorsements and plans for introducing waste-to-energy technology in the Philippines, Abigail Aguilar, Detox Campaigner of Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines, said:​

POPs

Hub | April 4, 2006 at 13:34

Eliminate toxic chemicals

Hub | May 16, 2008 at 17:28

Resources up in Flames

Publication | April 1, 2004 at 8:00

Incinerators in Thailand

Publication | September 1, 2001 at 8:00

A profile of two incinerators in Thailand, the Phuket and Koh Samui incinerators.

Clean Air Act: The World is Watching - Greenpeace

Press release | April 20, 1999 at 8:00

In an appeal sent from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, which is visiting Manila to mark the beginning of the bicameral negotiations on the Clean Air Act, the international environmental group has called upon the Philippine government to enact...

Greenpeace warns Erap administration against incineration

Press release | January 25, 1999 at 8:00

The environmental group Greenpeace International today cautioned the Estrada administration against embracing incineration as the "solution" to Metro Manila's mounting waste problems, stressing that communities who are opposing landfills have...

Greenpeace urges government to rush recycling and composting

Press release | January 15, 2001 at 8:00

The environmental group Greenpeace today challenged the Philippine government to rush the construction of composting and recycling plants instead of wasting resources in extremely unfavorable waste management dinosaurs like landfills and...

Greenpeace urges BMA to junk incineration

Press release | February 16, 2001 at 8:00

In order to avoid the ecological and economic nightmares associated with the growing waste problems of metropolitan Bangkok, city authorities should start shifting its waste management focus on a strategy that places precedence on waste reduction...

Greenpeace releases new report linking incineration and human health impacts , Thailand

Press release | April 3, 2001 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report released last week points to clear evidence that incinerators release a virtual soup of toxic substances, including cancer-causing dioxins, and that workers at incinerator plants and people living in nearby communities are...

Greenpeace releases new report linking incineration and human health impacts

Press release | April 3, 2001 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report released last week points to clear evidence that incinerators release a virtual soup of toxic substances, including cancer-causing dioxins, and that workers at incinerator plants and people living in nearby communities are...

Greenpeace assails JBIC: Stop loan aid for dirty incinerators!

Press release | May 21, 2001 at 8:00

Greenpeace today stormed the headquarters of one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) on Ratchadamri road in Bangkok, Thailand to demand for the cancellation of loans towards dioxin...

Philippines under attack by incinerator companies - Greenpeace

Press release | June 9, 1997 at 8:00

The international environmental organization Greenpeace today warned that the Philippines is in danger of becoming one of the largest dumping grounds in Asia of discredited Western waste management technologies, particularly incineration. At...

Greenpeace hits moves to repeal burner ban in Clean Air Act

Press release | January 19, 2001 at 8:00

Officials and politicians seeking to repeal the incineration ban in the Clean Air Act should redirect their energies towards implementing preventive and real solutions to the country's burgeoning garbage crisis instead of using the ban as a...

Heavy metals and other contaminants in bottom ash and fly ash generated by...

Publication | September 1, 2001 at 8:00

In June and October 1999, Greenpeace International visited the municipal and medical waste incinerator complex near Phuket, Thailand, both in order to collect samples of incinerator ashes stored on site for chemical analysis. This reports reveals...

What's in electronic devices?

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:36

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials, many of which contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants. Polluting PVC plastic is...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 5, 2008 at 6:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Wastes Ahoy?

Feature story | September 10, 2007 at 6:00

September 9 marks the anniversary of the signing of the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Helsinki, Finland.

Civil society groups train their eyes on the Senate as hearings on JPEPA set to start

Feature story | September 10, 2007 at 6:00

Marking the anniversary of the signing of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), civil society groups from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) converged today at the Philippine Senate to signify the people’s intention...

Groups Slam Japan's Waste Colonialism

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 6:00

Environmental and civil society groups from around the globe today blasted the Japanese government for what they view as Japan's sinister plot to establish waste colonies in Asia by liberalizing trade in toxic wastes via bilateral trade and...

Industry Minister must save lives in Map Ta Phut

Feature story | February 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as patients and lying on a hospital bed today gathered in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Industry to demand that the government immediately declare Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone. The activists carried banners...

JTEPA - A Free Waste Trade Agreement

Feature story | January 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists picketed the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok with banners and barrels stating “Thailand is not Japan’s waste bin” in protest against the upcoming free-trade agreement, Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA) which...

HP tops most toxic notebook PCs

Feature story | September 18, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists staged a picket at the office of computer giant Hewlett-Packard in Bangkok in protest against the use of toxic substances in its PCs.

Take Action

Page | September 25, 2006 at 15:59

You don't have to be a celebrity to be a star! Just go for clean power!

Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

Feature story | September 30, 2009 at 6:00

As a highlight of Iloilo IT Week 2009, Greenpeace released the latest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, which showed encouraging news from HP and Apple in their positive responses to Greenpeace’s campaign for greener electronics.

Dumpsites to Landfills and Incinerators: A continuing injustice to the poorer...

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | October 17, 2011 1 comment

I was part of the lobby for the passage of the Clean Air Act and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act because I strongly believed that stopping pollution from all possible fronts was achievable. It only needed political will and...

'Diplomatic exchange' on JPEPA toxic provisions not enough, Greenpeace says

Press release | May 28, 2007 at 8:00

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo announced that the Japanese government has confirmed that Japan will not export toxic waste to the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The...

South Korea Breaks Rank with anti-Basel Ban Block: Environmental Groups Laud Move,...

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 8:00

Environmental groups lauded South Korea's support, together with the Arab region, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Norway, for the early entry into force of the Basel Convention's Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed nations from exporting toxic wastes to...

Toxic Tech - Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Publication | June 2, 2005 at 8:00

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 of or recycled safely. But this problem...

Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics version 10: companies are stalling on real...

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 8:00

Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands still show little engagement with...

Greenpeace Statement on the Ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic...

Press release | October 9, 2008 at 14:05

Close to midnight Wednesday, 8 October 2008, before Congress went on recess, the Philippine Senate ratified the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) voting 16-4.

Greenpeace appeals for scrapping of waste provision in JTEPA ahead of Thai PM's visit...

Press release | March 30, 2007 at 8:00

Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace campaigner said: “Greeenpeace is appealing to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to abstain from inking the JTEPA deal during his visit to Japan next week, unless the toxic and nuclear waste liberalization provisions...

Save Samui island

Generic multimedia item | April 1, 2000 at 6:00

Senate must reject JPEPA and ratify Basel Ban

Press release | October 25, 2006 at 8:00

Calling the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) toxic trade of the worst kind, Greenpeace urged the Philippine Senate today to completely reject the agreement and ratify the Basel Ban to prevent the country from being a legal...

Extended Producer Responsibility

Publication | June 23, 2005 at 20:34

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new product-oriented policy developed in Europe to deal with problematic waste streams, such as waste from consumer electronic products and scrapped cars. It aims to encourage producers to prevent...

Greenpeace statement on the Senate Trade Committee hearing today on the...

Press release | November 7, 2006 at 8:00

Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: “Greenpeace welcomes moves by the Senate to scrutinize the JPEPA, in particular its provisions which tend to encourage the dumping of hazardous waste from Japan to the...

Toxic substances in laptops: Greenpeace study exposes HP’s lie

Press release | September 18, 2006 at 8:00

A Greenpeace study has revealed the presence of toxic substances in well-known brand laptops, with HP and Apple having the highest contamination levels(1). HP’s statement on its website that brominated flame retardant (BFR) decaBDE had been...

Greenpeace climbers hanging large banner

Image | May 21, 2001 at 6:00

Greenpeace climbers hanging large banner over the facade of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation building in Bangkok. The banner reads "Japan : Dioxin pusher, Stop incineration"

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Generic multimedia item | May 23, 2005 at 6:00

Your new phone or new computer could, in a few years, end up dumped as toxic waste in Asia and scrapped by hand. Take a trip through the lifecycle of electronics products to discover the dirty secrets of electronics and solutions to the problem.

STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE

Image | May 2, 2007 at 6:00

STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE. Environmental health and justice activists satirized the famed flag-raising during the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. In this parody of the celebrated Iwo Jima scene held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Pasay City...

Zero Waste campaigners hold waste audit in Manila Bay

Video | November 28, 2010 at 16:00

An international coalition of citizens' groups conducting waste audit in Manila Bay called to "Stop Trashing the Climate" as part of their 9th Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration.

E-waste problem

Generic multimedia item | August 1, 2000 at 9:00

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 of or recycled safely. But this problem...

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