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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Playing dirty: how factories hide their pollution in China

Feature Story | 2009-11-03 at 13:20

There are lots of ways to fool environmental inspectors. Here we take a look at how factories in China do it.

Gaps in pollution law poisons China's Pearl River

Press release | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

According to new Greenpeace research published today, industrial discharges are poisoning China’s Pearl River Delta.

Poisoning the Pearl River

Feature Story | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

It’s not for nothing that the Pearl River Delta region is known as the ‘world’s factory floor.’ In 2007, 30 percent of China’s exports were made here. But, as a new Greenpeace China report finds out, the region is paying a deadly price in pollution.

Top Corporations Break New Environmental Regulation in China

Press release | 2009-10-13 at 12:40

Eighteen top multinational and Chinese corporations, including Shell and Sinopec, violated a new Chinese environmental regulation in its first year of enforcement, a Greenpeace report has shown.

Water pollution: the dirty China story

Feature Story | 2009-10-13 at 6:00

Greenpeace China checks up on how a new environmental regulation is working in China and finds big companies like Shell and Sinopec are ignoring it.

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