Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxics-Action-at-Responsible-Care-Award-VNCI-in-Rotterdam--27MZIFLAAHHF.htmlConceptually similarToxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam GP01OGVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam GP01OGXCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam GP01OGZCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam GP01OGYCompleted★★★★★★Toxics Action at VNCI in Rotterdam GP01MQACompleted★★★★Toxics Action at VNCI in Rotterdam GP01MQ9Completed★★★★Toxics Action at VNCI in Rotterdam GP01MQDCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at VNCI in Rotterdam GP01MQBCompleted★★★★Toxics Action at VNCI in Rotterdam GP01MQCCompleted★★★★View AllGP01OGWToxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam Greenpeace protests at the presentation of the Responsible Care award by the chemical industry (VNCI) in Rotterdam. Activists hold an enormous banner reading "Chemische industrie: stop produktie gif", which translates to English as "Chemical industry: stop production toxics" and they inform the visitors.In original language:Toxicactie bij Responsible Care Prijs VNCI in RotterdamGreenpeace voert actie bij de uitreiking van de Responsible Care prijs door de chemische industrie (VNCI) in Rotterdam. Actievoerders houden een enorm spandoek vast met de tekst "Chemische industrie: stop produktie gif" en ze informeren de bezoekers.Locations:Europe, West Europe-Netherlands-RotterdamDate:16 May, 2001Credit:© Greenpeace / Ben DeimanMaximum size:3659px X 2356pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Award ceremonies-Banners-Barrels-Chemical industry-Chemicals-Direct communications-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Leaflets-Outdoors-Props-Small group of people-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Toxics Action at Responsible Care Award VNCI in Rotterdam the NetherlandsGreenpeace protests at the presentation of the Responsible Care award by the chemical industry (VNCI) in Rotterdam. Activists unfurl an enormous banner reading 'You don't care'. The Responsible Care award rewards companies for environmental adjustments in their operational management, like placing a purification filter or energy saving. While the chemical industry is responsible for the worldwide spread of a group of highly toxic substances, so-called POP's (Persistent Organic Pollutants). Greenpeace wants that the industry stops the production of POP's and not hides behind spurious solutions. In 1998 the European Ministers of Environment have already listed the POP's, that have to disappear. However the toxic POP's are still produced and used on a large scale by chemical companies, like AKZO, Dow Chemicals, Broomchemie, Atofina and Exxon. POP's do not decompose readily or quickly in the environment and they cover long distances in the environment and can be found in household dust, but also at the North Pole. They accumulate in the fatty of humans and animals and are often hormone disrupting.