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China’s ban on imports of 24 types of waste is a wake up call to the world - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-12-29 at 14:02

Beijing, 29 December 2017 - China’s upcoming ban on the import of 24 types of waste will send a wake up call to waste exporting countries and increase pressure to find more sustainable ways to dispose of and recycle waste, as well as tackle the...

Land fill project in eastern China threatens survival of critically endangered...

Press release | 2017-12-14 at 10:00

Beijing, 14 December 2017 – The survival of the IUCN critically-endangered spoon-billed sandpiper is under threat from a planned land fill project at Tiaozini, Jiangsu province, a Greenpeace East Asia report shows. Fewer than 700 spoon-billed...

Singles Day clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016: Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-11-08 at 10:00

Apparel sales from China’s 2016 “Singles Day” internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1]

“Green” bond financed coal to chemical plant in China will emit millions of tons of...

Press release | 2017-08-17 at 11:44

Beijing, 17 August 2017 - On 16 August Chinese media reported that a new coal to chemical plant in Shanxi province will receive 1.5 billion RMB (USD 224 million) worth of green bonds.[1] Greenpeace East Asia calculations estimate that the new...

Almost one third of China’s annual fisheries catch is ‘trash’ fish - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-07-31 at 11:57

Beijing, 31 July 2017 - 4 million tons of China’s total annual domestic fisheries catch is comprised of so-called “trash” fish - fish too young or too small to be consumed by humans - a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found. This accounts...

Illegal mining discovered in China's last remaining green peafowl habitat - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-07-12 at 14:13

Beijing, 12 July 2017 - Satellite imagery analysis and fieldwork conducted by Greenpeace East Asia have uncovered illegal mining and road construction in the Konglong River Nature Reserve in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province. The protection...

Cutting China’s redundant coal power capacity would provide enough water for 27...

Press release | 2017-07-05 at 10:00

Beijing, 5 July 2017 - Tackling China’s coal power overcapacity problem could save enough water to meet the basic needs of 27 million people in water stressed areas, a new report from Greenpeace East Asia shows. Despite a reduction in coal...

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech...

Press release | 2017-06-27 at 12:02

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and...

Nearly half of Chinese provinces miss water targets, 85% of Shanghai’s river water...

Press release | 2017-06-01 at 9:39

Beijing, 1 June 2017 - Fourteen provinces failed to meet their water quality improvement targets during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), a Greenpeace East Asia report released today shows. As of 2015, 85.3% of water in Shanghai’s major...

Cocktail of chemicals being released from Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park -...

Press release | 2017-05-27 at 17:26

Beijing, 25 May 2017 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation at the Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province has identified 226 organic chemicals in air, soil and water samples taken in the vicinity of the park. Out of this...

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