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

 

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.

Take Action To Stop BASF’s Double Standards in China!

Feature Story | 2008-07-07 at 6:00

Germany’s BASF Group, the world’s largest chemical company, has adopted double standards in China regarding environmental information disclosure. BASF has a responsibility to the Chinese public to act according to its international standards...

Observer's blog

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-20

At this moment, our activists are preparing to board the container vessel. I will try to report to you everything that is going on. I hope that you will join us in our campaign against the illegal dumping of electronic waste by ...

Greenpeace intercepts illegal US electronic waste shipment to Hong Kong

Press release | 2008-06-14 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists boarded the Yang Ming Success and prevented the offloading of an illegal container of waste electronic devices (e-waste) from the Port of Oakland in the United States, on its way to Sanshui district in mainland China, via...

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