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The effect of Steve Jobs on the lives of impoverished workers in China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-14 1 comment

In the week that has passed since Steve Jobs' passing, much has been said about his legacy. The outpouring has ranged from near religious idolatry, to more sober reminders of some of Apple's serious flaws. Like the rest of the world...

How China is bringing meaning to the words 'hope' and 'change'

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-29

Hope was a word that in 2008 really resonated with the American public. Along with the word  change , they resonated so strongly that the two accompanied a certain American president hopeful right into office. But in the end a word is...

Since when did clean-technology get so dirty?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-19 3 comments

There was a whiff of irony in the news that Jinko Solar Holding, a Chinese solar panel parts manufacturer, has been accused of releasing toxins into a local river. Yes, we want clean-technology. Yes, we want it now. But when we say we...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Feature Story | 2011-08-31 at 18:10

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming together...

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...

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...

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