You did it!
Today John West, the last of the major UK players to resist a shift to
sustainable tuna, finally committed to change their tuna. After more than 51,000
emails, a lot of negotiation, some interesting stickering
and becoming utterly isolated amongst the UK industry, John West have changed
Our first ever campaign, launched with the founding of Greenpeace in 1971, ultimately resulted in a global ban of nuclear weapons testing. Since then, we’ve played a pivotal role in a number of successes on the way to a greener, juster and more peaceful world, including:
- - the adoption of a ban on toxic waste exports to less developed countries
- - a moratorium on commercial whaling
- - a United Nations convention providing for better management of world fisheries
- - a Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
- - a 50-year moratorium on mineral exploitation in Antarctica
- - bans on the dumping at sea of radioactive and industrial waste and disused oil installations and
- - an end to large-scale driftnet fishing on the high-seas.
Below are just a few of the positive environmental changes that Greenpeace has helped to bring about in the last few years (for a more comprehensive list, have a browse through our history). Every one of these successes was made possible by the generous financial help of our supporters.