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.

The latest updates

 

Textile Towns in China Pay High Environmental Toll for Export Economy

Press release | 2010-11-30 at 7:00

Greenpeace investigations have found widespread pollution, including high concentrations of heavy metals, in Xintang and Gurao, two textile factory towns in Guangdong province that make blue jeans and bras, respectively. Greenpeace calls upon the...

Greener Electronics Guide Updated

Feature Story | 2010-10-26 at 6:00

The latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics exposes the widening gap between companies that make good on their promises to clean up, and those that don't. While some of the top electronics manufacturers are failing to keep...

Hope and Pain: A Greenpeace Exhibit at 798 Art District

Feature Story | 2010-09-27 at 6:00

Come see Greenpeace's photo exhibit Hope & Pain: An Exhibition of Water Pollution at Inter Gallery from Sept 26 to Oct 3. This moving exhibit features work by Eugene Smith, Aileen Mioko Smith, Lu Guang and Joseph Ellis.

Swimming in Poison: A hazardous chemical cocktail found in Yangtze River Fish

Feature Story | 2010-08-26 at 6:00

The Yangtze River flows through China's heartland, feeding 400 million people and providing drinking water to 186 cities. Yet this life-giving river is far from pristine. As a new Greenpeace report shows, its fish are tainted with hazardous...

Hormone Disruptors Found in Wild Yangtze River Fish

Press release | 2010-08-25 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in wild fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. Some of these chemicals have been banned or are under restricted use in European Union nations as well...

126 - 130 of 209 results.

Categories