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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...

Revealed! The fashion industry's dirty little secret

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 2012-03-22

Image © Greenpeace / Alex Yallop Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk...

Marooned ship could unleash 7,000 tonnes of concentrated sulfuric acid off Guangdong

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-20

As reported on CCTV last Friday: Earlier this week a South Korean ship carrying sulphuric acid sank in waters off Southern China. Environmentalists now warn that a leak of thousands of tonnes of acid could lead to a disaster.  ...

Campaign Director Sze Pang Cheung: "China's environment is now at a crossroads"

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-14

In the historic year of 1997, Greenpeace opened its office in Hong Kong. Fourteen years later, the reasons for Greenpeace working in China and Hong Kong are as clear as ever: China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases .

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