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Footprints in the Snow

Publication | 8 September, 2015 at 6:02

Outdoor brands and their suppliers rely upon stunning natural images of lonely, pristine mountain lakes and remote snowy mountain ranges climbed by famous outdoor adventurers for their advertising. Yet the chemicals used to make their products...

Greenpeace investigation reveals toxic scandal with World Cup merchandise

Press release | 19 May, 2014 at 10:23

Hamburg, 19 May 2014 – Football merchandise produced by adidas, Nike and Puma ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been found to contain hazardous chemicals according to a new investigation by Greenpeace Germany. 33 items including...

Adidas announces Detox roadmap

Press release | 11 June, 2014 at 12:00

Hamburg, 11 June 2014 - Sports brand adidas today announced a new roadmap towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In collaboration with Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, the official World Cup sponsor has...

Marks & Spencer to eliminate hazardous chemicals from clothing

Press release | 24 October, 2012 at 11:50

Amsterdam, 23 October 2012 - Fashion retail giant Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today made a breakthrough commitment (1) to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals throughout their entire supply chain and products by 2020, in response to the...

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 2 July, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 3 June, 2015

Right at this moment, Greenpeace offices are conducting expeditions to remote areas around the world, to investigate the presence of persistent and toxic chemicals used by outdoor brands to make gear waterproof. Four years ago, when...

You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 September, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It's been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question: "Which of your products...

Detox the Outdoors

Action | 7 September, 2015 at 23:56

Tell outdoor brands to stop using PFCs in the production of our gear. Sign the manifesto!

Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 8 September, 2015 1 comment

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a...

H&M’s “Detox” commitment set to be this season’s hottest fashion trend

Press release | 20 September, 2011 at 7:53

Beijing/Stockholm, 20 September 2011 – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following...

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