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Greenpeace found widespread unregulated chemicals in China's urban households

Press release | 2012-07-31 at 15:30

July 31, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found an alarming range of hazardous chemicals in dust collected from households in various Chinese cities. These synthetic substances most likely come from materials used in making consumer...

After protests construction of a Chinese copper factory grinds to a halt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-07-06

Last week our Head of Toxics campaigner Ma Tianjie commented on the startling news that protests from local residents in the city of Shifang had led to the cancellation of a molybdenum-copper alloy plant that had been under...

[Investigate] Going Undercover

Magazine Article | 2012-06-16 at 10:40

Explain to you how we overcame all the myriad challenges we faced when we were investigating the textile industry.

[Investigate] Behind the Scenes of our Detox Campaign

Magazine Article | 2012-06-16 at 10:40

Behind the Scenes of our Detox Campaign

Why is G-Star Raw trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes?

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2012-06-14

Last week Greenpeace activists and supporters around the world, from South Africa to Hong Kong (pictured above), have been busy pasting huge ‘ Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores. The reason: G-Star Raw...

Are China's most toxic industries being exported out to the countryside?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-16

Recently an in-depth report from SBS Dateline  looked into China's toxic wastepiles, and featured the work of Greenpeace including an interview with our Head of Toxics, campaigner Ma Tianjie. The Chinese government claims it's...

Star in our next video

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-11

Yup, that's a photo of me in the midst of a very staticy-hair day in Beijing, and me slumming it with some nuke cans in our Hong Kong office. I've uploaded these to Instagram as part of Greenpeace's new video for our Detox campaign .

Fashion chains make China's toxic water pollution a global issue

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-04-10

Early one morning in 2011, environmentalist Lei Yuting was crouched by the side of the Fenghua River, which snakes through the Chinese province of Ningbo. Despite his face mask and protective goggles he could smell the chemical dyes...

Over one third of rural China lack access to clean drinking water

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-29

Our toxics campaigner Wu Yixiu recently appeared on CCTV to discuss China's severe water pollution problem. Head to CCTV to watch the interview or read the transcript below. According to the World Bank, the consequences of water...

Washed posters expose fashion industry's dirty secret

Video | 2012-03-22 at 11:25

To mark World Water Day, Greenpeace activists, volunteers and the general public paste and wash posters in cities around the world. The action was part of the ongoing " Detox " campaign calling on the fashion industry to eliminate hazardous...

Revealed! The fashion industry's dirty little secret

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-03-22

Image © Greenpeace / Alex Yallop Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk...

3D street art highlights toxics in clothing

Video | 2012-03-22 at 11:00

Planet Street Painting artists were commissioned by Greenpeace to make a giant 3D painting on the sidewalk of the World Fashion Centre. The piece highlights how global fashion brands have turned us into unwitting polluters . We tested...

Dirty Laundry Reloaded into your washing-machine

Feature Story | 2012-03-21 at 13:30

Global fashion brands are turning us into unwitting polluters. This is what we discovered in our latest research conducted on clothing and sportswear produced by big companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and G-Star.

Dirty Laundry 3

Publication | 2012-03-21 at 1:00

New research commissioned by Greenpeace International shows that residues of the hazardous chemicals nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – used in textile manufacturing – remain in many clothing items sold by major international clothing brands and,...

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Marooned ship could unleash 7,000 tonnes of concentrated sulfuric acid off Guangdong

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-20

As reported on CCTV last Friday: Earlier this week a South Korean ship carrying sulphuric acid sank in waters off Southern China. Environmentalists now warn that a leak of thousands of tonnes of acid could lead to a disaster.  ...

[Act] Detoxifying our lives

Magazine Article | 2012-03-16 at 10:40

How can we stay away from toxics?

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