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Seeds of change: on the frontlines of the fight against cadmium rice

Blog entry by ada kong | 2015-05-07

I remember when I first visited the Hengdong Industrial Zone in early 2014. There was something eerie and deeply unsettling about the lush rice fields sitting adjacent to the openly polluting factories, whose seven giant stacks poured...

Airpocalypse hits Beijing... and breaks devastating new records

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2014-10-11 2 comments

Usually it's only locals that have to suffer through Beijing's notorious air pollution. But as records in air quality are smashed, celebrities and sport stars in town this week are forced to power through as well.  Mariah Carey, top...

Apple takes first steps to Detox its manufacturing supply chain

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 2014-08-18

China is often referred to as the world's factory; manufacturing more than half of all the computers and mobile phones produced worldwide. Living in China and working for Greenpeace, I have seen first-hand the destructive impacts this...

Adidas is back onside!

Blog entry by Dr. Kirsten Brodde | 2014-06-17

As we reach fever pitch on the eve of the World Cup, football fans everywhere have an early reason to celebrate – adidas has today taken a big step towards kicking hazardous chemicals out of the beautiful game. Almost a year since we...

【Greenpeace DETOX World Cup Little Star】Photo Competition

Feature Story | 2014-05-30 at 20:24

World Cup isn’t just for adults! If your children are 12-year-old or younger, dress them up with football jersey and snap a cute picture of them today! Let them become the Greenpeace DETOX World Cup Little Star!

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...

"Cadmium rice": heavy metal pollution of China's rice crops

Publication | 2014-04-24 at 16:50

Greenpeace East Asia sampled soil and rice crops in villages close to a cluster of heavy metals smelters in Hunan Province, an area that ranks first in rice output and among the top five in nonferrous metals production. Testing and analysis of...

Why shop when you can swap?

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 2014-04-24

Thinking about freshening up your wardrobe before the summer? Forget shopping – it’s time for a clothes swap! Whether you are a green-dressing fashionista concerned about fashion’s footprint or just simply love shopping, clothes...

Will GAP take the leap into a Detox-ed future

Image | 2014-03-31 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists placed a 3D banner in front of GAP's flagship store in Taipei, Taiwan to highlight GAP's pollution issue. The banner in Chinese reads "GAP Detox Now". Earlier in March, activists from Greenpeace scaled the same store...

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