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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A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

Publication | 2014-01-14 at 15:00 1 comment

A new investigation by Greenpeace has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children’s clothing and footwear across a number of major clothing brands, including fast fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.

Greenpeace study finds toxic residues in kids wear sold by Burberry, adidas, etc.

Press release | 2014-01-14 at 14:00

Beijing - Hazardous chemicals have been found in children’s clothes and shoes made by major brands including Burberry, adidas and Disney, according to a new investigation released today by Greenpeace East Asia [1].

An early Chinese New Year "gift"

Image | 2014-01-13 at 6:00

We are calling upon the government department to implement a new and crucial chemicals regulation policy in order to combat the toxic pollution of China's waterways. Violation of environmental standards, often by extending discharge pipes into...

Witnessed by Greenpeace: Southeastern China coastal water blackened by industrial...

Press release | 2014-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace has found a huge plume of black water covering an area estimated as 50 Olympic standard swimming pools off the coast in Eastern Shishi City, China, where a discharge pipe of an industrial zone lies under the sea surface. Lab testing...

A Little Story About a Monstrous Mess II

Publication | 2014-01-07 at 3:00

Greenpeace has witnessed and documented a huge, black plume of wastewater, on the surface of the sea neighboring China's Wubao Dyeing Industrial Zone, which is estimated to cover an area equal to 50 Olympic swimming pools and was easily spotted...

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