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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Chromium waste dumpers in Yunnan taken to court

Feature Story | 2011-11-02 at 19:28

Two months after illegally dumping toxic chromium waste in eastern Yunnan province, likely causing cancer in local residents and attracting national media attention, Luliang Chemical Co. is still under the microscope. By Evan Brooks.

H&M to disclose hazardous chemical discharge reports, factory by factory

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-27

Swedish "fast fashion" brand H&M have recently made public their " restricted substance list ", the first step in a process to make more transparent their production processes, including use of hazardous chemicals. This follows our...

H&M's "Detox" commitment set to be this season's hottest fashion trend

Press release | 2011-09-20 at 16:17

Beijing/Stockholm – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following pressure from Greenpeace.

Since when did clean-technology get so dirty?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-19 1 comment

There was a whiff of irony in the news that Jinko Solar Holding, a Chinese solar panel parts manufacturer, has been accused of releasing toxins into a local river. Yes, we want clean-technology. Yes, we want it now. But when we say we...

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