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Breakthrough for EU consumers as toxic chemical banned in textile imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 10:17

Brussels, 22 July, 2015 – In a landmark decision, EU member states unanimously agreed to ban a toxic chemical from its clothing imports, closing a trade loophole that previously put the health of its citizens and environment at risk.

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | 30 September, 2010 at 12:26

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

You did it! Toxic chemical banned in EU textile imports

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 22 July, 2015

A huge victory for Detox supporters came out of Europe this week as all EU member states voted to ban the toxic chemical NPE from textile imports. This decision closes a trade loophole that allowed clothing containing dangerous levels...

EU waters down chemicals reform

Feature story | 29 October, 2003 at 0:00

Important new laws in Europe have been announced this week to address the current flawed and inadequate rules governing chemicals harmful to health and the environment. While the new laws represent a step forward, heavy chemical industry lobbying...

Joint Declaration by EU, others: The Way Forward on Renewable Energy

Publication | 4 September, 2002 at 0:00

In response to inaction by the Earth Summit, a "coalition of the willing" is being formed to carve a path forward toward a renewable energy future.

Chemical giants guilty of “corrosive lobbying” in attempt to water down vital EU...

Press release | 4 May, 2006 at 0:00

Large chemicals firms representing private business interests have led a concerted push to undermine and destroy EU attempts to protect the public from hazardous chemicals, a Greenpeace report released today has revealed.

Activists lock climate laggards out of business summit

Feature story | 18 May, 2011 at 12:19

This morning in Brussels, more than 170 Greenpeace activists challenged companies in Europe to take more ambitious access on climate change by blocking access to delegates arriving at the European Business Summit: 'Europe in the world: leading or...

No climate bail-out from European Summit

Feature story | 20 March, 2009 at 0:00

EU governments may feel that they are world leaders on climate change, but they lag far behind the science and the growing world movement of people demanding serious action. European heads of state agreed to raise money for developing countries...

Europe votes to accept world's strictest GMO labelling

Feature story | 3 July, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed a European Parliament vote for tightened regulations which give consumers and farmers in Europe the choice to accept or reject GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in the food they eat and the feed they use.

Do you know what's in your food?

Feature story | 16 December, 2002 at 0:00

It would seem a easy choice. In most countriesIt would seem an easy choice. In most countries you can see on the label what is in the food you buy, how much sugar it contains or the amount of fat. When it comes to a contentious issue as...

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