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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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.

Greenpeace Asks IT Industry to Go Toxics Free at Asia's Largest Hi-Tech Expo

Press release | 2006-06-07 at 6:00

Hi-tech industry members attending Computex Taipei, Asia’s largest and world’s 2nd largest technology exhibition, were greeted by a different kind of exhibition today, put on by international environmental group Greenpeace.

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature Story | 2006-05-24 at 19:43

US mobile phone company Motorola has backtracked on a promise to remove toxic chemicals from its products. While competitors like Sony Ericsson and Nokia are living up to their commitments to remove toxic chemicals, Motorola is not answering the...

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Feature Story | 2006-05-09 at 10:27

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the...

HP rises to the toxic challenge

Feature Story | 2006-03-10 at 8:32

Electronics giant Hewlett Packard has risen to the challenge we set them and committed to a phase out plan for a range of hazardous chemicals in its products. Now we are at the consumer electronics industry's biggest annual event to ask "who's...

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