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Gaps in pollution law poisons China's Pearl River

Press release | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

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

Wastewater treatment plants: What's really going on?

Feature Story | 2010-08-13 at 6:00

Do wastewater treatment plants do their job? Greenpeace tested the waters at a reputable Shenzhen plant. The results were surprising.

Poisoning the Pearl River

Feature Story | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

It’s not for nothing that the Pearl River Delta region is known as the ‘world’s factory floor.’ In 2007, 30 percent of China’s exports were made here. But, as a new Greenpeace China report finds out, the region is paying a deadly price in pollution.

Greenpeace welcomes Guangdong’s move to blacklist 20 polluting companies

Press release | 2010-02-01 at 7:00

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

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

Press release | 2011-07-13 at 10:29

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...

Nike, Adidas and Li Ning: Detox the world's water

Feature Story | 2011-07-12 at 19:32

Game on, Nike, Adidas and Li Ning. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and...

What you need to know about coal in the Pearl River Delta region

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2013-09-26

As the biggest provincial economy in China, Guangdong is the most capable of accelerating changes in the country's energy structure, to lead in meeting new national air quality standards. Unfortunately, it also has one of the highest...

Greenpeace's new report

Image | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

Greenpeace's new report, Poisoning the Pearl, discovers loopholes in Chinese pollution law.

Family workshops are common in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:40

Family workshops are common in Gurao. These five children go to school during the day, but work at night and on weekends. Three are local children, and two are from Hunan and Guizhou. They get 0.30 yuan each for every 100 bra straps that they...

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:17

A jeans wholesale market in Xintang, Guangdong province. Xintang is known as "the Jeans Capital of China" and produces more than 260 million pairs of jeans every year, 40% of which are exported.

Workers are printing designs on to fabric

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

Workers are printing designs on to fabric at a factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

A lingerie shop in Gurao

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:33

A lingerie shop in Gurao, Guangdong province. Known as the lingerie capital of China, Gurao manufactures 200 million bras every year.

These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift

Image | 2010-12-01 at 11:30

These workers are sewing jeans in a makeshift shed that serves as a workshop in Xintang, Guangdong province

This boy is working with his parents at a

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:32

This boy is working with his parents at a small jeans workshop in Dadun Village in Xintang. He earns 0.15 yuan for snipping loose thread ends off one pair of jeans; in one day he can do about 200 pairs. (Xintang, Guangdong province)

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-11-30 at 15:03

Every morning, workers at a denim-washing factory in Xintang must search through wastewater to scoop out stones that are used to make stonewash denim. The stones are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines and discharged with the...

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge

Image | 2010-12-01 at 7:00

A boy walks barefoot in the wastewater discharge from a fabric dyeing factory in Gurao, Guangdong province

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing

Image | 2010-12-01 at 10:46

Wastewater discharged from a denim washing factory forms a mesmerizing pattern (Xintang, Guangdong province)

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