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You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 September, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It's been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question: "Which of your products...

Moving the mountain

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 13 July, 2016

The hardest part of any journey is getting started, taking that first step. It’s so much easier when you have your friends with you. The same is true of the Detox outdoor campaign. It started when we found that some brands making...

Time to test your favourite outdoor gear!

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 6 October, 2015

Most outdoor brands are still addicted to dangerous chemicals called PFCs as our quest just showed.  But how bad is this addiction? Most of the companies you asked didn't give a clear answer about which of their products contain PFCs.

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 2 July, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 3 June, 2015

Right at this moment, Greenpeace offices are conducting expeditions to remote areas around the world, to investigate the presence of persistent and toxic chemicals used by outdoor brands to make gear waterproof. Four years ago, when...

Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 8 September, 2015 2 comments

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a...

Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 25 January, 2016 2 comments

Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products? Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which...

You did it! We’re Detoxing the Great Outdoors!

Blog entry by Edyta Sitko and Stefan Durrenberger | 6 February, 2017 3 comments

When we launched the Detox Outdoor campaign in late 2015 our goal was simple: Together with you, the outdoor community and Greenpeace supporters , we wanted to eliminate hazardous PFCs (chemicals used in weatherproofing outdoor gear).

Why we should MAKE SMTHNG instead of going shopping

Blog entry by Lu Yen Roloff | 9 November, 2017

MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world. From 2-10 December, at the start of the holiday shopping season, we want to invite you to make something with us. In cities around the world, makers are gathering to...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 26 November, 2012 4 comments

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and it's...

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