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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.

Top Corporations Break New Environmental Regulation in China

Press release | 2009-10-13 at 15:40

Eighteen top multinational and Chinese corporations, including Shell and Sinopec, violated a new Chinese environmental regulation in its first year of enforcement, a Greenpeace report has shown.

Greenpeace intercepts illegal US electronic waste shipment to Hong Kong

Press release | 2008-06-14 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists boarded the Yang Ming Success and prevented the offloading of an illegal container of waste electronic devices (e-waste) from the Port of Oakland in the United States, on its way to Sanshui district in mainland China, via...

Greenpeace: Sichuan Chemical Plants Need Further Monitoring

Press release | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

Greenpeace, in response to the tragic Sichuan Earthquake on May 12th, have sent a research team to the site to identify and monitor possible environmental hazards triggered by the earthquake. The team has discovered that a small-scale chemical...

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