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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...

Puma makes historic commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global...

Press release | 2011-07-27 at 1:11

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, became the first company to publicly commit to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its global supply chain by 2020 (1). The move comes...

The Story of One Sock

Blog entry by Zhang, East Asia Toxics Campaigner | 2011-07-14

It is said that happiness is actually very simple - a cat eating fish, a dog eating meat, Ultraman fighting a monster. But at the same time, unhappiness is also very easy: for example, a clean-freak Virgo squatting beside a wastewater...

Poisoned Rivers, Poisoned Lifeblood

Blog entry by Ray - Greenpeace East Asia | 2011-07-14 1 comment

In the last two years, I have worked for the Toxics campaign conducting investigations and collecting samples. My work has taken me and my fellow colleagues to many cities in the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, such as...

Stakeout at the Discharge Pipe

Blog entry by Zheng Yu, Greenpeace East Asia Toxics Campaigner | 2011-07-14

In the morning, the small park is filled with early-rising exercisers. We join them, following the riverbank toward the wastewater discharge pipe. As we walk, the clean air becomes unbreathable. The sour, irritating stink increases in...

Undercover investigation reveals suppliers of top clothing brands polluting China’s...

Press release | 2011-07-13 at 12:29

Beijing — Greenpeace released new evidence showing that the suppliers of major clothing brands, including sportswear giants Adidas, Nike and Li Ning, are polluting rivers part of the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China. Greenpeace’s Dirty...

Nike, Adidas and Li Ning: Detox the world's water

Feature Story | 2011-07-12 at 21:32

Game on, Nike, Adidas and Li Ning. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and...

Excessive ‘Gender-Bending’ Chemicals Found in Plastic ‘Toxic Toys’

Press release | 2011-05-18 at 15:01

Beijing - Greenpeace has found high levels of phthalates banned by the EU and the US in children’s products and toys made from vinyl plastic (also called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC) on the Chinese market. Phthalates are plastic softeners widely...

The dirty secret behind jeans and bras

Feature Story | 2010-12-01 at 10:00

Jeans, bras and underwear are every-day clothing items that we take for granted – but they are far from harmless. Greenpeace went behind the scenes to two major towns of jeans and bra manufacturing, and discovered widespread pollution.

Textile Towns in China Pay High Environmental Toll for Export Economy

Press release | 2010-11-30 at 10:00

Greenpeace investigations have found widespread pollution, including high concentrations of heavy metals, in Xintang and Gurao, two textile factory towns in Guangdong province that make blue jeans and bras, respectively. Greenpeace calls upon the...

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