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South Africans join the global call to Detox Levi's

Feature story | December 11, 2012 at 8:01

Over the weekend South Africans activists joined the global call for Levi's to Detox their fashion. Over 700 activists in 81 cities around the world made their voices heard and demanded that Levi’s eliminate all hazardous chemical from its...

We did it - Levi's commits to Detox!

Feature story | December 13, 2012 at 15:00

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

Join the Greenpeace flashmob for toxic-free fashion!

Feature story | November 22, 2012 at 8:50

Toxic-free fashion is the new trend, and we want YOU to lead the way!

The easy (and right) way to get rid of your e-waste

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | July 9, 2013

Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and...

Having your eco-say

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | November 21, 2012

There’s often a misconception in our consumer society that the brands and companies we buy from have power over their consumers. “The customer is always right” only seemed to take you so far. But increasingly, brands are being held to...

Let’s start talking about tuna

Blog entry by Diane Mc Alpine | July 29, 2013

Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a...

The loophole in our tuna labels

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 29, 2013

Today I discovered I am not the only South African in the Indian Ocean.   On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an area where fishing vessels offload their catch to another, often bigger, ship.  And it is...

Hope on the high seas

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 19, 2013

The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is...

Consumer justice now!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | March 15, 2013

Recently, British and South African consumers were rocked by news of horse and donkey meat being found in their meat products. This sparked outrage amongst consumer groups who demanded to know which products had been found to be...

How to keep the tap closed this World Water Day

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | March 18, 2013

Did you know that nearly 95% of the water we consume is hidden in the food we eat, energy we use, and products and services we rely on. That’s not something a lot of people consider, but as we celebrate the 20th World Water Day on...

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