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 computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards

Image | 2005-04-11 at 9:00

Apple computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e

Image | 2005-04-11 at 9:00

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in 2002.

Part of a Compaq computer at a Chinese e

Image | 2005-04-11 at 9:00

Part of a Compaq computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in 2002.

Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Press release | 2005-03-28 at 8:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting the trade...

Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Feature Story | 2005-03-28 at 8:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's northern New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting...

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