Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemical pollution is a real and deadly danger for many people in China. Hundreds of millions of people here lack access to clean drinking water, while many more are drinking contaminated water.

Over the last three decades, China's economic development has transformed the country, replacing fields and forests with thousands of factories.

Though the factories may bring wealth, they also severely pollute China's precious water resources. The widespread dumping of toxic chemicals and industrial wastewater has poisoned rivers and groundwater – and the people who rely on them.

But together we're challenging some of the world's most popular clothing brands to work with their suppliers and eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals into our water. Learn more about our internationally acclaimed Detox campaign.

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Apple takes first steps to Detox its manufacturing supply chain

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 2014-08-18

China is often referred to as the world's factory; manufacturing more than half of all the computers and mobile phones produced worldwide. Living in China and working for Greenpeace, I have seen first-hand the destructive impacts this...

Adidas is back onside!

Blog entry by Dr. Kirsten Brodde | 2014-06-17

As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we...

The best investment you'll ever make

Image | 2014-05-26 at 6:00

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner, in front of Adidas' flagship store in a shopping district of Beijing, urging the sports apparel giant to consider detoxifying their products. While Adidas forecasts profits of over 900 million Euros during...

Taking Detox to Beijing's trendiest suburb

Image | 2014-05-20 at 9:14

A Greenpeace activist holds a banner, in front of Adidas' flagship store in downtown Beijing, urging the sports apparel giant to consider detoxifying their products. While Adidas forecasts profits of over 900 million Euros during this year’s...

"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

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