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A Toxic-Free Future

Today, we live in a world filled with hazardous chemicals. These 'Little Monsters' have been unleashed into our lives and the lives of our children, polluting our rivers, entering our bodies and causing havoc from the factory to the high street, from the north pole to our own homes.

But the power to change this is in our hands - when we act together, anything is possible.

Together we can build a future where companies put people above profit, with laws that protect our environment and value our health. A world of innovation, opportunity and clean production. A toxic-free tomorrow we can be proud to leave to our future generations.

Take Action: Join the Detox movement.

The latest updates

 

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...

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...

Detox Remote Area Expeditions

Slideshow | 2 July, 2015

A record breaking dress exchange: One event in over 40 cities

Blog entry by Carolin Wahnbaeck | 13 June, 2015

Today, Greenpeace is throwing the biggest clothes swap party ever seen in Austria and Germany: In over 40 cities, from the Danube to the Danish border, more than 10,000 expected participants will exchange some 50,000 trousers, skirts,...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 3 June, 2015

Four years ago, when we started challenging the fashion industry to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals, we didn't know how far we could get. Today, Detox is becoming a standard for textiles; something that brands are proud to be a...

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