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With poor oversight, China’s industrial parks no match for illegal wastewater dumping

Press release | 2019-05-21 at 9:00

Beijing, 21 May 2019 - With rampant illegal dumping, 18 out of 20 state-investigated Chinese provinces suffer from a severe lack of oversight in the industrial parks that were set up to tighten up wastewater management, which undercuts nationwide...

Cash-strapped cities in China greenlight toxic land for development despite...

Press release | 2019-04-17 at 9:30

Beijing, 23 April 2019 - Chinese cities transfer polluted land sites on quick turnarounds that imperil proper clean-up and treatment, as many municipal governments depend on transfer fees for revenue, and in all made 104.9 billion RMB ($15.6...

China’s e-waste worth $23.8 billion by 2030

Press release | 2019-03-22 at 10:00

Beijing, 22 March 2019 - The value of metals discarded as electronic waste in China will total $23.8 billion USD by 2030, a sum that can be reclaimed through recycling and "urban mining" at cheaper costs than retrieving the same amount of metals...

Welcome to our Consumer Revolution!

Feature Story | 2018-09-17 at 14:50

We’ve all been shopping stupid for years, snapping up “bargains” in sales, seduced by advertising, loaded down with stuff to fill our homes, thinking it will make us happy. But ultimately it doesn’t. It costs us and it costs the earth.


Hub | 2018-09-17 at 14:49

2018 Toxic Feature Stories

Taipei City Marathon pledges “green” for its first ever sustainable event

Press release | 2018-05-11 at 14:43

Taipei, Taiwan, 11 May 2018 - In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Taipei City Government and Greenpeace East Asia, this year’s Taipei City Marathon has committed to reducing single-use plastic, the first large-scale environmental...


Hub | 2018-05-11 at 14:41

2018 Toxics Press Releases

China’s ban on imports of 24 types of waste is a wake up call to the world - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-12-29 at 14:02

Beijing, 29 December 2017 - China’s upcoming ban on the import of 24 types of waste will send a wake up call to waste exporting countries and increase pressure to find more sustainable ways to dispose of and recycle waste, as well as tackle the...

Singles Day clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016: Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-11-08 at 10:00

Apparel sales from China’s 2016 “Singles Day” internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1]

Rethinking IT: Saving the world, one gadget at a time.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-03

Tech companies are purposely making our devices difficult to repair, creating millions of tonnes of unnecessary e-waste every year. But these campaigners are fighting back. Kyle Wiens from iFixit and Lou Bin from ZEALERfix visited...

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