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We’re spending $3.9 billion on clothes we barely wear

Blog entry by Bonnie Tang | 2016-07-25

The average Hong Kong resident owns nearly 100 items of clothing, rarely wears 16% of them… but still goes shopping 10 times a year. These are just a few of the findings from a recent survey by TNS Global market research –...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 2016-07-05

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 2016-04-21

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

Nature lovers say NO to PFCs

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2015-09-12

Today, 250 nature lovers and green activists used their bodies to say NO to PFCs in West Beijing's beautiful Mentougou Water Spirit Village.   They gathered today on an important mission: to clear up the mountain that they love.

Paradise Lost? Hazardous chemicals have reached the furthest corners of our planet

Blog entry by Tingting Deng | 2015-09-10

In June, we set out on a mission : to find out if the stunning nature that we love is as unspoiled as it appears. Eight teams of Greenpeace volunteers headed expeditions across three continents to the most remote and pristine...

Greenpeace discovers hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 2015-09-08 at 16:33

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and Hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

Think Tianjin’s bad? There’s been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 2015-08-18

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

Searching for Shangri-la: Rules for surviving 5,000m above sea level

Blog entry by Yuting Lei | 2015-07-28

When we set out on our mission to the Haba Snow Mountain, I had no idea how tough the conditions we were about to endure would be. At an altitude of 4000m above sea level, we practically had to relearn how to walk and even crawl as we...

Is anywhere safe from hazardous chemicals? Seven expeditions will find out…

Blog entry by amcgurk | 2015-06-05

If you had to name one place in the world you think is free from the reach of pollution, where would it be? The Alps? Mount Everest?  Some forms of pollution can be seen with the naked eye, but there are other more insidious forms...

Wish us luck in Lima, Peru

Standard Page | 2014-11-27 at 20:28

Hi, this is Li Shuo. I’m the senior climate and energy policy officer at Greenpeace East Asia. As I write this message to you I am packing my bags for Peru. I’m joining my Greenpeace colleagues from around the world to attend an important UN...

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