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Friday Five: High expectations for G20, greening China's internet and more

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2016-08-26

High level politics, internet energy efficiency and more worries about China's distant waters fishing fleet. Yet another busy week in environmental news in China. Oh, and even on this side of the world, it hasn't gone amiss that the...

Microbeads: How did companies respond?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-08-25

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial scrubs, and are known...

Friday 5: Glimmer of hope for China’s big cats and Shanxi is sinking.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-19

Friday roundup featuring environmental news and commentary of the week. China’s coal towns are literally sinking [Fortune] First Beijing and now Shanxi. In addition to 10 billion USD of environmental damage,...

Which country is most likely to repair their electronic gadgets?

Blog entry by Chih An Lee | 2016-08-15

What happens when your mobile phone dies? Which country is most likely to recycle? And do people repair their phones or just simply throw them away? We did the research to find out… Believe it or not, the humble smartphone...

5 Problems with China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-08-08

Fishing vessels moored in the port of Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 31 July 2014 Simply put, China’s distant water fishing (DWF) industry, boats operating in other countries' waters or on the high seas, is enormous. With the latest...

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience China’s smog?Now you can try it in a perfume.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-08-03

Zhang Lingling, founder of a recycling non-profit, has come up with a unique way of spreading awareness about China’s smog crisis. We’ve seen smog wedding dresses , smog mask artwork and even jewelry . Now one woman from...

How mining is threatening China’s precious forests: what we discovered

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2016-07-27

Xiuwachu tungsten and molybdenum ore mine (located in the buffer zone of the World Natural Heritage Site). Greenpeace/Xiao Shibai The state of the world’s forests should be of concern to everybody. Forests are not simply sources of...

We’re spending $3.9 billion on clothes we barely wear

Blog entry by Bonnie Tang | 2016-07-25

The average Hong Kong resident owns nearly 100 items of clothing, rarely wears 16% of them… but still goes shopping 10 times a year. These are just a few of the findings from a recent survey by TNS Global market research –...

Friday five: Northern floods and a landmark pollution case

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-07-22

Friday roundup of environmental news and commentary of the week China firm fined for pollution in landmark case [NDTV] China’s first ever public litigation case against a polluting industry for causing air pollution was...

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-07-21

After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

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