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How Samsung scored in our Greener Electronics Guide

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 19:47

Do you own any Samsung 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...

Buying gadgets in China? Make them green!

Feature Story | 2011-11-08 at 19:15

Shoppers are increasingly concerned about the impact of what they buy, and they're getting better at spotting corporate greenwash and spin too. After many of the world's leading electronics companies rose to the challenge of phasing out the worst...

Chromium waste dumpers in Yunnan taken to court

Feature Story | 2011-11-02 at 19:28

Two months after illegally dumping toxic chromium waste in eastern Yunnan province, likely causing cancer in local residents and attracting national media attention, Luliang Chemical Co. is still under the microscope. By Evan Brooks.

H&M to disclose hazardous chemical discharge reports, factory by factory

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-27

Swedish "fast fashion" brand H&M have recently made public their " restricted substance list ", the first step in a process to make more transparent their production processes, including use of hazardous chemicals. This follows our...

H&M's "Detox" commitment set to be this season's hottest fashion trend

Press release | 2011-09-20 at 16:17

Beijing/Stockholm – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following pressure from Greenpeace.

Since when did clean-technology get so dirty?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-19 1 comment

There was a whiff of irony in the news that Jinko Solar Holding, a Chinese solar panel parts manufacturer, has been accused of releasing toxins into a local river. Yes, we want clean-technology. Yes, we want it now. But when we say we...

Detox campaign hat trick: Adidas joins Nike and Puma

Feature Story | 2011-08-31 at 20:10

Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! This is great news for our environment, our rivers and the millions of people in China and elsewhere who depend on rivers for drinking water and agriculture. Without the coming together...

What does a 140,000 ton pile of dumped chromium waste look like?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-31

Unluckily, just like a very large pile of dirt. Their unassuming appearance means dumped piles of chemical waste can go months unnoticed and unchecked in the countryside of China. But this "dirt" is toxic, possibly cancer-causing, and...

Greenpeace says China's Li Ning detox offer not over finish line yet

Press release | 2011-08-25 at 13:05

Beijing – Greenpeace said today an offer by Li Ning, one of China's leading sports clothing companies, to reduce its use of toxic chemicals is insufficient following commitments by some of the world's leading clothing brands to detox their...

Hong Kong: Bringing banners into boardrooms

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-24 2 comments

When it comes to being guilty of using toxic chemicals, sports brand Li Ning isn't alone. A recent Greenpeace report has revealed that at least 14 global brands sell clothes containing the hormone-distrupting toxic chemical...

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