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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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...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Feature Story | 2011-08-31 at 20:10

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming together...

What does a 140,000 ton pile of dumped chromium waste look like?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-31

Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causing, and...

Farmers in Yunnan talk to Greenpeace about the pollution of their water

Video | 2011-08-30 at 20:43

(In Chinese) Local farmers discuss the changes that have taken place since the contamination of the water supply.

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