Baby sleeping in a factory in Guangdong

Photo | 2012-02-20

In 2010 Greenpeace found high levels of industrial pollution in two factory towns in Guangdong province, China. Both these towns have economies that center around textile production. Gurao, in Shantou, produces 200 million bras every year and is known as one of China's leading towns for underwear manufacturing. Xintang, in Zengcheng, is devoted to the complete manufacturing process of jeans, from weaving, dyeing and washing to tailoring and packaging. More than 60% of China's jeans are produced in Xintang, which also accounts for 40% of all of China's exported jeans. Greenpeace has documented the severe effect of industrial pollution on the residents of Xintang and Gurao.


For e-mail updates on eliminating toxicssubscribe here.

A sleeping infant in a weaving factory in Gurao, Shantou. In Gurao, where the economy is centered around textile production, Greenpeace has found high levels of industrial pollution and has documented the effects on the community.

Categories

The latest updates

Show thumb view  

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...

No arctic oil!

Image | 2014-05-05 at 11:07

Greenpeace activists on paragliders protest against the first shipment of Arctic oil in the harbour of Rotterdam. The Russian oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov is transporting oil from the Gazprom drilling platform Prirazlomnaya to Rotterdam harbour.

RoboBees

Video | 2014-05-01 at 13:52

If we carry on with chemically intensive agriculture model, it is quite possible that we may affect our pollinating insects to such a degree that we reach a global "pollination crisis". This is the imaginary future we do not want. This future...

1 - 5 of 1169 results.