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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Heavy metals and toxics found in CLP’s fly ash

Press release | 2005-10-03 at 6:00

Greenpeace found toxic heavy metals, namely mercury and arsenic, in the fly ash produced by China Light and Power (CLP). Both mercury and arsenic have not been completely captured by the existing pollution control devices, a prolonged exposure to...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 2005-08-17 at 13:01

Greenpeace International today released a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Feature Story | 2005-08-17 at 6:00

Greenpeace today released a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as well as...

Greenpeace asks Hewlett Packard to mark their 20th anniversary in China with phase...

Press release | 2005-06-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers today delivered a “special present” and an open letter to Mr. Mark Hurd, the new HP International CEO, urging HP to commit to a complete toxics phase-out as soon as possible. Mr. Hurd was in China for the first time to...

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous E-waste

Press release | 2005-05-25 at 6:00

Greenpeace presented 6 chicken coops of electronic waste (e-waste) to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, implying the uncontrolled flow of e-waste in Hong Kong.

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