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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HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature Story | 2006-09-18 at 18:05

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature Story | 2006-06-27 at 9:52

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

Dell commit to "greener" PCs but survey shows computer users demand even more

Press release | 2006-06-27 at 6:00

Computer giant Dell's announcement that it will remove key toxic chemicals from its PCs laptops and other products is welcomed by Greenpeace, which is waging a campaign to pressure electronics manufacturers into making their products more...

Red card for Beckham

Press release | 2006-06-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace has tested 12 popular perfumes and lotions. Among these were the popular "Instinct" perfumes, promoted by football star David Beckham. Several of the products contain chemicals that penetrate the skin and that are under suspicion for...

Model environmentalists

Feature Story | 2006-06-20 at 15:44

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

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