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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Greenpeace: Sichuan Chemical Plants Need Further Monitoring

Press release | 2008-05-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace, in response to the tragic Sichuan Earthquake on May 12th, have sent a research team to the site to identify and monitor possible environmental hazards triggered by the earthquake. The team has discovered that a small-scale chemical...

Chemical Plants Pose Environmental Hazard in China’s Earthquake Disaster Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-21 at 6:00

In response to the Sichuan earthquake, Greenpeace has sent a research team to the disaster zone to identify and monitor possible environmental problems triggered by the earthquake. Our team discovered at least one chemical factory within the...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature Story | 2008-03-18 at 8:57

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

What is a green electronics product?

Feature Story | 2008-03-05 at 21:32

The Sony Vaio TZ11 laptop, Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and Sony Ericsson P1i PDA have come out on top in our first survey of greener electronics products. Some products were more advanced than others, but there's definitely room for...

Where does all the e-waste go?

Feature Story | 2008-02-22 at 7:00

Do you know what happens when you throw out your old electronic gadgets? Probably not, but considering they contain both toxic chemicals and valuable metals you'd think someone would know? Unfortunately our new report 'Toxic Tech: Not in Our...

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