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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BASF: the bad boy in China?

Feature Story | 2009-02-13 at 7:00

It sounds great, doesn’t it? BASF wants to build a mega factory bringing thousands of jobs to China’s poor western region. Not so fast.

Go go gadget green

Feature Story | 2009-01-13 at 7:00

How green are the latest gadgets? Not as green as we’d like but getting better. Greenpeace checked out 50 products by 15 major companies for their enviro street cred. Who came on top?

Gadgets get greener says our new guide

Feature Story | 2008-09-19 at 13:28

Top brands like Nokia and Samsung are getting greener, according to the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Read on to check out the guide and see if your favourite brand is really that eco-friendly.

Tasty new Apple iPods

Feature Story | 2008-09-16 at 6:00

Apple’s new line of iPods gets our green seal of approval, but we are still waiting for iPhones and Macs to stop using toxic chemicals.

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature Story | 2008-08-13 at 6:00

Greenpeace has discovered high tech toxic trash (e-waste) causing horrendous pollution in Ghana.

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