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Greenpeace: Investigation finds pollution and illness ignored at Asia's largest lead...

Press release | 2015-06-09 at 10:43

Beijing, 9 June 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) investigation has found severe heavy metal pollution and serious health problems at Asia's largest zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Jinding Town, Lanping County, Yunnan. The findings...

Tianjin blast update: authorities evacuate area surrounding blast site

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 18:15

Beijing, 15 August 2015 - This morning authorities confirmed the presence of sodium cyanide and a number of other chemicals within 1km of the blast site and have established a 3km evacuation zone. However, the precise make-up of the cocktail of...

Tianjin blast update: Comments on current hazardous chemicals policies and their...

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 18:39

“The horrific Tianjin explosion on Wednesday night and the worrying scenes we have witnessed over the last five days are just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is years of negligence in regards to hazardous chemicals policies...

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace’s independent testing for sodium cyanide in Tianjin

Press release | 2015-08-17 at 18:30

Beijing, August 16 2015-Greenpeace’s rapid response field team arrived in Tianjin’s Binhai district to conduct tests for the presence of the extremely hazardous chemical, sodium cyanide or cyanide, in bodies of water around the blast site.

Tianjin blast update: Greenpeace East Asia investigates factories in Tianjin port

Press release | 2015-08-18 at 20:24

Beijing, August 18 2015- Based on media reports and Tianjin port authority records, Greenpeace East Asia has discovered that other than the Ruihai Logistics Company, two other hazardous chemical facilities, containing up to seven types of...

Tianjin blast update: satellite images of blast site

Press release | 2015-08-20 at 21:52

Beijing, August 20 2015- The distance between the Ruihai Logistics Company’s hazardous chemicals warehouse and the nearest residential area has become a key area of interest for journalists and concerned citizens. Whilst regulations stipulate...

Tianjin blast update: hazardous chemicals in coastal cities and results of second...

Press release | 2015-08-21 at 13:22

Beijing, 21 August 2015-this media update contains two important findings: 1. Research results on the locations of hazardous chemicals warehouses in four other major ports; Shanghai, Ningbo, Guangzhou and Qingdao. 2. Results from...

Greenpeace discovers hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 2015-09-08 at 14:33

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and Hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

Pollution linked to cases of cancer in Changzhou middle school – Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-04-18 at 15:19

Beijing, 18 March, 2016 – The news that nearly 500 pupils in Changzhou Foreign Languages School have fallen ill, some diagnosed with cancer, most likely due to extremely high levels of groundwater and soil pollution in the school’s vicinity, is...

15,000 people and key Yangtze River ecosystem areas in close proximity to Jiangsu...

Press release | 2016-04-23 at 16:16

Beijing, 23 April, 2016 - Yesterday morning at 09:40 the Jiangsu Deqiao Chemical Storage facility in Jingjiang city, Jiangsu Province, caught fire. The facility, located next to the Yangtze River, stores up to 56 chemicals categorised as...

More than 80% of shallow groundwater wells in China unfit for human use, Greenpeace...

Press release | 2016-04-12 at 14:24

Beijing, 12 April, 2016 – Yesterday's announcement from China’s Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) that more than 80% of tested shallow groundwater wells in China are polluted and unfit for human use is another stark warning of the extent of...

China releases its first ever soil pollution prevention plan, Greenpeace response

Press release | 2016-06-01 at 11:19

Beijing, 31 May, 2016 - China’s State Council today released the Soil Pollution Prevention Action Plan, China’s first ever policy plan aimed at tackling the country’s prevalent soil pollution problem. The document aims to ensure that 90% of...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The Cost for the Planet

Publication | 2016-11-01 at 7:00

Following the global recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Greenpeace, alongside the OekoInstitut, a research and consultancy institution based in Germany, has calculated the potential resource implications of dumping or destroying 4.3 million...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-01 at 14:30

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

China averaged 29 chemical accidents per month so far this year - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-09-21 at 10:16

Beijing, 21 September, 2016 - 232 chemical-related accidents occurred in China from January to August 2016, an average of 29 per month, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s ‘Chemical Accident Counter’. The accidents caused 199 deaths and 400...

Samsung fails to share a plan to deal with 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-23 at 13:56

Seoul, 23 January 2017 - Samsung today announced the results of investigations into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but has still failed to publish its plan to deal with the 4.3 million phones recalled worldwide. Greenpeace urges...

Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion on clothes a year

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 15:16

Greenpeace today release a report based on a survey comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer behaviour and attitudes. The survey debunks the myth that "shopping buys you happiness", with a significant proportion of shoppers said that once the...

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-03-28 at 11:01

Seoul, 27 March 2017 - Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and...

Cocktail of chemicals being released from Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park -...

Press release | 2017-05-27 at 17:26

Beijing, 25 May 2017 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation at the Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province has identified 226 organic chemicals in air, soil and water samples taken in the vicinity of the park. Out of this...

Nearly half of Chinese provinces miss water targets, 85% of Shanghai’s river water...

Press release | 2017-06-01 at 9:39

Beijing, 1 June 2017 - Fourteen provinces failed to meet their water quality improvement targets during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), a Greenpeace East Asia report released today shows. As of 2015, 85.3% of water in Shanghai’s major...

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