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The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | 2012-11-23

What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | 2012-11-21

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact on...

Greenpeace exposes hazardous chemicals in clothes sold by Zara, and other leading...

Press release | 2012-11-20 at 13:00

November 20, 2012, Beijing – Clothing from the world’s largest fashion retailer Zara tested positive for hormone-disrupting chemicals and dyes that release cancer-causing substances, according to a Greenpeace report. The environmental group...

Full marks for Marks & Spencer

Blog entry by Martin Besieux | 2012-10-30

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International,  October 24, 2012. Encouraging a fashion behemoth to change the way it produces clothing is no small task. But armed with the facts and the collective power of supporters...

Greenpeace found widespread unregulated chemicals in China's urban households

Press release | 2012-07-31 at 17:30

July 31, 2012, Beijing – A Greenpeace investigation has found an alarming range of hazardous chemicals in dust collected from households in various Chinese cities. These synthetic substances most likely come from materials used in making consumer...

After protests construction of a Chinese copper factory grinds to a halt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-07-06

Last week our Head of Toxics campaigner Ma Tianjie commented on the startling news that protests from local residents in the city of Shifang had led to the cancellation of a molybdenum-copper alloy plant that had been under...

Why is G-Star Raw trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes?

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | 2012-06-14

Last week Greenpeace activists and supporters around the world, from South Africa to Hong Kong (pictured above), have been busy pasting huge ‘ Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores. The reason: G-Star Raw...

Are China's most toxic industries being exported out to the countryside?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-16

Recently an in-depth report from SBS Dateline  looked into China's toxic wastepiles, and featured the work of Greenpeace including an interview with our Head of Toxics, campaigner Ma Tianjie. The Chinese government claims it's...

Star in our next video

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-05-11

Yup, that's a photo of me in the midst of a very staticy-hair day in Beijing, and me slumming it with some nuke cans in our Hong Kong office. I've uploaded these to Instagram as part of Greenpeace's new video for our Detox campaign .

Over one third of rural China lack access to clean drinking water

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-29

Our toxics campaigner Wu Yixiu recently appeared on CCTV to discuss China's severe water pollution problem. Head to CCTV to watch the interview or read the transcript below. According to the World Bank, the consequences of water...

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