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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...

Greenpeace testing of leading brand clothes shows most contain hormone-disrupting...

Press release | 2011-08-23 at 15:00

Beijing – A new investigation by Greenpeace has found residues of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the products of 14 leading brands including Adidas, Li Ning, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch. The presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in clothes...

Nike leaps ahead of Adidas and Li Ning in commitment to end toxic discharge

Press release | 2011-08-19 at 12:49

Beijing – The world's largest sportswear brand, Nike, has today committed to eliminate all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain by 2020 following a Greenpeace challenge to 'Detox'.

Puma makes historic commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global...

Press release | 2011-07-27 at 1:11

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, became the first company to publicly commit to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its global supply chain by 2020 (1). The move comes...

Undercover investigation reveals suppliers of top clothing brands polluting China’s...

Press release | 2011-07-13 at 12:29

Beijing — Greenpeace released new evidence showing that the suppliers of major clothing brands, including sportswear giants Adidas, Nike and Li Ning, are polluting rivers part of the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China. Greenpeace’s Dirty...

Excessive ‘Gender-Bending’ Chemicals Found in Plastic ‘Toxic Toys’

Press release | 2011-05-18 at 15:01

Beijing - Greenpeace has found high levels of phthalates banned by the EU and the US in children’s products and toys made from vinyl plastic (also called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC) on the Chinese market. Phthalates are plastic softeners widely...

Textile Towns in China Pay High Environmental Toll for Export Economy

Press release | 2010-11-30 at 10:00

Greenpeace investigations have found widespread pollution, including high concentrations of heavy metals, in Xintang and Gurao, two textile factory towns in Guangdong province that make blue jeans and bras, respectively. Greenpeace calls upon the...

Hormone Disruptors Found in Wild Yangtze River Fish

Press release | 2010-08-25 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in wild fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. Some of these chemicals have been banned or are under restricted use in European Union nations as well...

Greenpeace welcomes Guangdong’s move to blacklist 20 polluting companies

Press release | 2010-02-01 at 10:00

Greenpeace welcomed today the decision by the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau to blacklist 20 polluting companies for failing to meet water discharge standards.

Gaps in pollution law poisons China's Pearl River

Press release | 2009-10-28 at 10:00

According to new Greenpeace research published today, industrial discharges are poisoning China’s Pearl River Delta.

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