2013 Toxics Press Releases

 

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A family secret you can't dust off

Publication | 2012-08-07 at 17:19

To gauge the level of exposure of the Chinese public to hazardous chemicals in household environments, and better understand the potential for household dust to contribute to such exposure, in March and April, Greenpeace collected dust from a...

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...

Dirty Laundry 3

Publication | 2012-03-21 at 4:00

New research commissioned by Greenpeace International shows that residues of the hazardous chemicals nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – used in textile manufacturing – remain in many clothing items sold by major international clothing brands and,...

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.  ...

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