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Green my Apple, Steve

Feature Story | 2006-09-27 at 9:25

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

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...

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.

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...

Victory: Toxic warship Clemenceau turned back to France!

Feature Story | 2006-02-16 at 8:44

French President Chirac has announced a dramatic recall of the asbestos-laden warship Clemenceau -- it will be turning around and going back to France. Our actions, emails to Chirac and an embarrassing international scandal left France with...

Greenpeace Delegation at WTO MC6

Feature Story | 2005-12-08 at 7:00

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference will be held in Hong Kong very soon. Ten Greenpeace delegates from all over the world, including 3 from Greenpeace China, will attend this meeting.

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...

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous e-Waste

Feature Story | 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.

E-waste wave sweeps the globe

Feature Story | 2005-05-23 at 6:00

In the eighth Beijing International High-Tech Expo, Greenpeace China shamed the dirty companies attending the Electronic expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high statue shaped as a wave, built using the companies’ electronic waste collected...

Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Feature Story | 2005-03-28 at 6:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's northern New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting...

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature Story | 2004-12-20 at 7:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

New Dump Zone found in China for Toxic Electronic Waste: Japan, South Korea Guilty

Feature Story | 2004-04-23 at 6:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) have discovered that China's new thirst for steel and copper scrap to fuel booming infrastructural growth, is allowing significant quantities of highly polluting hazardous electronic waste to enter...

List of toxic items gets a makeover

Feature Story | 2012-01-17 at 18:14

Following the release of our original report from December, we received a lot of requests for more testing on toxic toys and other children's products. We figured since we were doing more testing, we might as well add them to our already...

People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Feature Story | 2012-11-29 at 9:00

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people...

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.

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Feature Story | 2012-12-18 at 3:00

Levi Strauss & Co. have committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

How Acer scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 18:03

Do you own any Acer products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

Buying gadgets in China? Make them green!

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 16:15

Shoppers are increasingly concerned about the impact of what they buy, and they're getting better at spotting corporate greenwash and spin too. After many of the world's leading electronics companies rose to the challenge of phasing out the worst...

How Samsung scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 16:47

Do you own any Samsung products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

Looking at Pictures in Southwestern China

Feature Story | 2010-08-12 at 6:00

John Novis writes from Dali, to which Greenpeace was invited for a photography exhibition.

WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature Story | 2005-12-09 at 7:00

A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers from around the world...

How LGE scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 18:07

Do you own any LGE products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

China Environment Ministry lacks bite after 2 years

Feature Story | 2010-03-29 at 13:02

It's amazing to think that just two years ago China didn't even have an environmental body at ministerial level. Here’s what Greenpeace thinks of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), which marked its second birthday over the weekend.

Greenpeace urges China's parliament to make tough new green laws

Feature Story | 2010-03-05 at 7:00

It's a big day in politics for China today as the annual NPC session kicks off in Beijing. Greenpeace has some suggestions for what the legislative body should be doing.

Solar power can ease China's drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-08 at 6:00

Half a dozen Greenpeace workers are in Yunnan. You can spot us by the bright orange jackets. What are we doing there?

Adidas needs to earn its stripes by championing a toxic-free future

Feature Story | 2011-08-23 at 16:30

Our latest research reveals that there is a good chance that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), chemicals which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP) -- a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Feature Story | 2011-07-28 at 11:34

Hats off to Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, for publicly committing today to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its whole supply chain by 2020.

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Feature Story | 2011-08-31 at 18:10

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming together...

Sticker attack: Rebranding Adidas Hong Kong and globally

Feature Story | 2011-08-22 at 12:11

Nike has joined first-mover Puma, but Adidas is still stuck in the starting blocks. Hong Kong activists hit the Adidas and Li Ning stores in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay with Detox stickers in hand.

People in China’s drought

Feature Story | 2010-04-11 at 6:00

Cracked earth, withered crops, a parched people. The drought that is choking southern China is the nation’s worst in at least 80 years. Greenpeace China has sent activists to help and renowned photographer Lu Guang to record the disaster.

Burberry: Detoxing is not just a fashion fad

Blog entry by JulietteH | 2014-01-22 2 comments

If " Detox " was on your list of New Year's Resolutions, but you already found it falling to the bottom of your hopelessly long "to-do" list then fear not! You can still Detox  - but instead of beginning with yourself, why not...

Do you believe in a Detox happy ending?

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2014-01-22

Earlier last week Greenpeace launched the latest chapter of the Detox  campaign for toxic-free fashion, revealing how hazardous Little Monsters are lurking in all kinds of kid's clothes - from luxury to budget - and calling on big...

A toxic nightmare - there are monsters in your closet!

Blog entry by Nadia Haiama | 2014-01-14

Today we told the world a story , a story about the Little Monsters in children's clothes and shoes. As the mother of a young daughter this is one story I had to read and one that revealed a shocking truth about the clothes we buy for...

Is adidas really "all in" for toxic-free fashion?

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | 2013-11-27

Earlier this month, Greenpeace International released the Detox Catwalk  showing which brands were hot, and which brands were not, when it comes to toxic-free fashion. The Catwalk revealed how early Detox  pioneers, including Nike...

How people power is shaking up the fashion sector

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-10-29

Over the past two years the fashion industry has been undergoing a quiet revolution.  I'm not talking about the accelerating pace at which the latest styles fly from the runways to the rails, nor the growth of e-commerce and social...

Victoria's secret: from fallen angel to Detox leader?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2013-02-13

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 22, 2013. Limited Brands – owner of iconic underwear labels Victoria’s Secret and La Senza – has bowed to public pressure and committed to eliminate all hazardous...

Benetton shows its true colours and commits to toxic free fashion

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 2013-02-12

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 16, 2013. It’s about time the Detox campaign  officially landed on the stylish streets of one of the world's most high profile fashion centres. In Italy...

Why we’re mapping China’s hazardous chemicals facilities

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-09-21

China’s chemicals industry appears occasionally in the news, but we tend to only hear about it in extreme cases, when footage of enormous explosions circulate around the world , or hundreds of children fall sick . These...

220 million reasons to detox the fashion industry

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-12-19

The following is a excerpt from our latest report:  A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess Children that are under and including 14 years of age in China have exceeded 220 million, accounting for 16.6% of the total population. Such...

Seesaw Seesaw X Greenpeace: Secondhand kid's clothes swap party

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2014-02-11

Why secondhand clothes? A recent Greenpeace test found toxic chemicals in children’s clothes, ranging from budget fashion to luxury brands products. Laundering may help to remove some toxic chemicals from new clothes. However,...

Walking the talk to a toxic-free future

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 2013-11-05

Looking back over the past two years it is incredible to see what we have achieved together. As fashion lovers, shoppers, activists, bloggers, designers and models we united behind a common cause : fashion without pollution. Armed...

G-Star aims high with a commitment to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2013-02-14

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on January 31, 2013. Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. After ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling, G-Star has...

Uniqlo adds Detox commitment to spring's wardrobe essentials

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 2013-01-15

Another fashion brand is Detoxing . Japan's leading international casual wear brand, Uniqlo, begins the new year with a public commitment to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout its entire global supply chain and...

How international pressure can change Chinese factories

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-12-27 1 comment

The year kicked off with Mike Daisey's controversial monologue lambasting labor conditions in Chinese factories making Apple products. But it has ended with actual change in an altogether different industry but who too were accused of...

Silent witnesses to the toxic truth

Blog entry by Muyi Yang | 2012-12-25

At Greenpeace we believe in bearing witness to environmental crimes. In shining a global spotlight on injustice. In the positivity of action. A year ago we set out to investigate the discharges flowing into the Qiantang River in...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-12-11

An activist pastes a poster reading: 'Make Fashion Without Pollution' onto a Levi's store in central Hong Kong. © Clement Tang / Greenpeace This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on December 7, 2012.  Wow. We...

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