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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Cebu ‘breaks free from plastic’ onboard the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | March 13, 2019 at 11:07

Cebu City, 13 March 2019. - Officials from the provincial government, city government, other local government units and civil society leaders from all over Cebu today gathered onboard the Rainbow Warrior to sign a declaration aiming for the...

Clean-up and brand audit in Lahug River as Cebuanos rally for a plastic-free future

Press release | March 9, 2019 at 16:38

Lahug, Cebu - Students, government officials, employees, workers and members of civil society organizations came together today, in Lahug River for a clean-up drive and brand audit as part of efforts for Cebu to break free from plastic.

Greenpeace action in Manila Bay protests broken system from plastic production...

Press release | March 5, 2019 at 9:17

05 March 2019 - Greenpeace activists today tailed a garbage disposal barge carrying tons of plastic waste through Manila Bay, to protest the broken system of plastic production and pollution. The activists unfurled and attached banners on the...

Rainbow Warrior to bring global spotlight on the ‘Battle for Manila Bay’ vs major...

Press release | March 1, 2019 at 11:38

01 March 2019, Manila, Philippines - The iconic Rainbow Warrior is back in the Philippines to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. As part of the global Ship it Back tour, the Greenpeace vessel highlights the role of plastic producers for the...

Why I’m Joining the Greenpeace Ships to Fight Plastic Pollution

Blog entry by Froilan Grate | March 1, 2019

Plastic pollution might be very visible in the Philippines and other Asian countries, but the crisis started somewhere else. It began in the boardrooms of the top multinational companies when they decided to dump products packaged in...

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