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Greenpeace in China's cancer villages: testing 100x over the safe limit for chromium

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-26 1 comment

Earlier this year  we were all shocked by the news that a chemical company in southern China's Yunnan province had been illegally dumping toxic cancer-causing waste near the village of Xinglong. The problem was so serious that the...

Hong Kong Christmas shoppers in for a rude surprise

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-16

Hot on the heels of our damning report that revealed one third of all Chinese children's products tested for heavy metals at illegal levels or levels of concern, Hong Kong decided to take our heavy metal testing to the streets.

Four new year resolutions technology companies should adopt for 2012

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-16

After 20 months of mobilising, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy,...

Toxic heavy metals found in children's products on the Chinese market

Feature Story | 2011-12-07 at 14:18 1 comment

For many people around the world, particularly the little people under 12, Christmas is the best time of the year. Even in China where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, Chinese New Year follows shortly after in January or February and is...

Art of Activism: strategies used to change the Chinese textile industry

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-22

Stage 1: Testing and releasing the report This is a story that begins at two textile factories in China that were discharging a range of hazardous and hormone-disrupting chemicals into the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas. After...

Li Ning commit to elimination of all toxic chemicals by 2020

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-22 1 comment

Big news! The Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning have committed to the elimination of all hazardous chemical discharges from across its supply chain by 2020.  This follows our global campaign ' Detox ' that began with testing at two...

Major brands set to execute promises to detoxify their clothes

Press release | 2011-11-22 at 13:39

Beijing – Greenpeace yesterday lauded a plan published by international clothing companies Adidas, H&M, Nike and Puma that sets out to realistically execute promises made earlier in the year for the elimination of all releases of hazardous...

How LGE scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 21:07

Do you own any LGE products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

How Acer scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 21:03

Do you own any Acer products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

How Lenovo scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 20:59

Do you own any Lenovo products, or planning to buy any? The company recently landed themselves on Greenpeace's 'Greener Electronics Guide'. Greenpeace's Guide ranks electronics companies on their environmental performance in three areas: use of...

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