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Heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals discharged in China river

Publication | 2010-09-02 at 8:00

Greenpeace investigated a Shenzhen plant (Shenzhen Resources) that specializes in the treatment of various wastes, which are then discharged into the Dongbao River. However, the results indicate that the plant is failing to adequately remove...

Swimming in Poison

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. These chemicals are hazardous, persistent, and bio-accumulative, and have been banned or restricted in EU...

Chemicals Calling for Priority Action

Publication | 2010-07-27 at 8:00

According to a 2009 government inventory, there are over 45,000 chemicals in use in China right now, many of which are potentially dangerous. Greenpeace East Asia conducted a preliminary analysis of this inventory to identify the most potentially...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 2nd Edition

Publication | 2010-01-19 at 14:24

In October 2009, Greenpeace published a report entitled “Poisoning the Pearl: An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta”, where we sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing...

Poisoning the Pearl: addendum

Publication | 2009-12-03 at 10:00

An addendum containing information on correspondence between Greenpeace East Asia and Dongguan Cheong Ming, one of the companies mentioned in the main report, Poisoning the Pearl.

Silent Giants

Publication | 2009-10-13 at 9:00

An investigation into corporate environmental information disclosure in China reveals that top Chinese and overseas companies are flouting a new environmental regulation. Meanwhile industrial water pollution remains one of China's key...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2007-04-03 at 8:00

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

Publication | 2006-08-14 at 14:27

This report reveals one of the primary reasons why action to date in the United States has been woefully inadequate. Rather than having to face the problem squarely, the United States and other rich economies that use most of the world's...

Recycling of electronic wastes in China and India

Publication | 2005-08-17 at 15:03

Recycling of electronic wastes in China and India: workplace and environmental contamination

Toxic Tech - Puling the plug on dirty electronics

Publication | 2005-05-24 at 7:20

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem...

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