Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemical pollution is a real and deadly danger for many people in China. Hundreds of millions of people here lack access to clean drinking water, while many more are drinking contaminated water.

Over the last three decades, China's economic development has transformed the country, replacing fields and forests with thousands of factories.

Though the factories may bring wealth, they also severely pollute China's precious water resources. The widespread dumping of toxic chemicals and industrial wastewater has poisoned rivers and groundwater – and the people who rely on them.

But together we're challenging some of the world's most popular clothing brands to work with their suppliers and eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals into our water. Learn more about our internationally acclaimed Detox campaign.

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Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future

Feature Story | 2011-08-18 at 15:02 3 comments

The world's #1 sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major...

Puma makes historic commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global...

Press release | 2011-07-26 at 23:11

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, became the first company to publicly commit to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its global supply chain by 2020 (1). The move comes...

The Story of One Sock

Blog entry by Zhang, East Asia Toxics Campaigner | 2011-07-14

It is said that happiness is actually very simple - a cat eating fish, a dog eating meat, Ultraman fighting a monster. But at the same time, unhappiness is also very easy: for example, a clean-freak Virgo squatting beside a wastewater...

Poisoned Rivers, Poisoned Lifeblood

Blog entry by Ray - Greenpeace East Asia | 2011-07-14 1 comment

In the last two years, I have worked for the Toxics campaign conducting investigations and collecting samples. My work has taken me and my fellow colleagues to many cities in the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, such as...

Stakeout at the Discharge Pipe

Blog entry by Zheng Yu, Greenpeace East Asia Toxics Campaigner | 2011-07-14

In the morning, the small park is filled with early-rising exercisers. We join them, following the riverbank toward the wastewater discharge pipe. As we walk, the clean air becomes unbreathable. The sour, irritating stink increases in...

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