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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RP chosen as pilot site for project to destroy toxic stockpiles

Press release | May 8, 2001 at 8:00

Efforts to solve the Philippines' problem of hazardous waste disposal got a big boost recently when the Global Environment Facility approved a UN-Ied project to set up environmentally safe non-incineration technologies to destroy stockpiles of...

Greenpeace urges Alvarez to block proposed exemptions to the Clean Air Act

Press release | April 11, 2001 at 8:00

The environmental action group Greenpeace today urged newly designated Environment Secretary Heherson Alvarez to remain firm in pushing for the implementation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) amid renewed efforts by the oil industry and the Department...

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...

Group warns governor against Japanese Toxic Trap

Press release | March 8, 2001 at 8:00

The international environmental group Greenpeace today warned Bangkok governor Samak Sundaravej not to fall for the "toxic trap" being laid out by the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) which is offering Bangkok a loan to finance...

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