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

Feature Story | 2011-08-23 at 16:30

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...

Dirty Laundry 2

Publication | 2011-08-23 at 10:54

Research commissioned by Greenpeace has revealed that clothing and certain fabric-based shoes sold internationally by major clothing brands are manufactured using nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). NPEs – chemicals used to stabilize mixtures of oil...

Sticker attack: Rebranding Adidas Hong Kong and globally

Feature Story | 2011-08-22 at 12:11

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 15:02 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...

Puma leaps ahead of Nike and Adidas in Detox Challenge

Feature Story | 2011-07-28 at 11:34

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.

"Detox" Striptease in Beijing

Image | 2011-07-23 at 1:37

Greenpeace volunteers surprise shoppers by performing a striptease outside the Adidas store in central Beijing. The same activity was carried out on the same day by more than 600 people outside Adidas and Nike stores in 29 cities in 10 countries,...

Fishing Near An Emissions Pipe

Blog entry by Sean - East Asia Action & Investigation Unit | 2011-07-14 2 comments

I always avoid going on field investigations with the Toxics team, unless it’s absolutely necessary. It’s not that I mind the hard work, or am afraid of coming into contact with toxic substances. What I fear is quickly losing hope...

How to lose a foot on fieldwork

Blog entry by Zhong Yu - East Asia Action & Investigative Unit | 2011-07-14 1 comment

Zhong Yu has worked for Greenpeace East Asia for over seven years and has witnessed some of the most devastating environmental disasters there from rapid glacier retreat on the Himalayas, the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to last summer’s ...

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