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PFC Revolution in Outdoor Sector

Publication | 6 February, 2017 at 10:00

PFCs are used in many industrial processes and consumer products, and are well known for their use by the outdoor apparel industry in waterproof and water-repellent finishes.

PFC Pollution Hotspots

Publication | 14 November, 2016 at 15:00

The manufacture of hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) is leading to contamination of the local environment, including surface water, drinking water, groundwater as well as air and dust.

Footprints in the Snow

Publication | 8 September, 2015 at 8:02

Outdoor brands and their suppliers rely upon stunning natural images of lonely, pristine mountain lakes and remote snowy mountain ranges climbed by famous outdoor adventurers for their advertising. Yet the chemicals used to make their products...

Pledge by market leader Gore could make hazardous PFCs in outdoor gear a thing of the...

Press release | 6 February, 2017 at 10:27

Munich, 6 February 2017 - Gore Fabrics, the maker of GORE-TEX® products will transition to more environmentally friendly weatherproofing technologies, free of hazardous per- and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the company announced today at ISPO...

This is my walk, what's yours?

Blog entry by Jay | 17 June, 2016

My name is Jay and today I’m studying a map of Wales, as I prepare to walk across the country on Saturday for the Greenpeace Detox campaign . That’s my walk, #whatsyourwalk? Why walk across Wales? Not just because it’s there, but...

Leaving Traces

Publication | 25 January, 2016 at 10:00

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Publication | 13 July, 2016 at 11:00

A recent investigation by Greenpeace has found hazardous poly-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in the indoor air of stores selling outdoor gear in Europe and East Asia. Samples were taken in the flagship stores of the brands Mammut, The North Face,...

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 10:00

Munich, 25 January 2016 - Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands. Brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Columbia and Haglofs keep using...

Two outdoor brands come clean as air tests reveal continued hazardous chemical use

Press release | 13 July, 2016 at 11:00

Friedrichshafen, 13 July 2016 – Air tests in stores of global outdoor brands, Mammut, The North Face, Norrona and Haglöfs, reveal that concentrations of volatile PFCs — hazardous and persistent chemicals that evaporate into the air — are up to 60...

Detox Outdoor, let's build the campaign together!

Blog entry by Edyta Sitko | 5 November, 2015 1 comment

People are at the heart of Greenpeace, and this couldn't be more true for the Detox Outdoor campaign. Protecting nature and providing a toxic-free environment is all of our goal, and it especially should be for the companies that...

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