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What does a 140,000 ton pile of dumped chromium waste look like?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-31

Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causing, and...

Into thin ice

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson | 2011-08-30

The cracking and rumbling when the ship pushes the ice flows aside to make passage; the countless shades of blue and white in the ice, sea, and melt water; the feeling of being completely removed from the ordinary world, without phones...

A lose/lose situation: Why is Taiwan subsidizing the depletion of tuna?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-26

Next time you take a bite out of your tuna sandwich, think on this. 60% of the world's tuna is coming from the West and Central Pacific where more than 30% of the fishing vessels are owned by Taiwan, a powerful fishing power...

Hong Kong: Bringing banners into boardrooms

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-24 2 comments

When it comes to being guilty of using toxic chemicals, sports brand Li Ning isn't alone. A recent Greenpeace report has revealed that at least 14 global brands sell clothes containing the hormone-distrupting toxic chemical...

Adidas needs to earn its stripes by championing a toxic-free future

Feature Story | 2011-08-23 at 18:30

Our latest research reveals that there is a good chance that the clothes you are wearing may contain nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), chemicals which can break down in water to form nonylphenol (NP) -- a toxic, persistent and hormone-disrupting...

Sticker attack: Rebranding Adidas Hong Kong and globally

Feature Story | 2011-08-22 at 14:11

Nike has joined first-mover Puma, but Adidas is still stuck in the starting blocks. Hong Kong activists hit the Adidas and Li Ning stores in Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay with Detox stickers in hand.

Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future

Feature Story | 2011-08-18 at 17:02 3 comments

The world's #1 sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major...

Rainbow Warrior II retires, finds second life as floating hospital

Feature Story | 2011-08-16 at 18:00

Today Greenpeace said goodbye to an old friend. At a ceremony in Singapore today our iconic protest vessel the Rainbow Warrior was transferred to Friendship, a Bangladesh based NGO which will refit it for use as a hospital ship. It's the...

China’s new solar tariffs address export addiction

Blog entry by Li Ang - Climate & Energy Campaigner | 2011-08-12

China’s introduction earlier this month of a national feed-in-tariff for installing solar panels is a long-awaited move expected to boost domestic demand and address an export imbalance. China has been the world’s number one...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Feature Story | 2011-07-28 at 13:34

Hats off to Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, for publicly committing today to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its whole supply chain by 2020.

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