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Global and regional detox campaigns

The detox
catwalk

Which clothing companies are on the path to delivering toxic-free fashion? Detox trendsetters or fake fashion greenwashers? Find out on the Detox Catwalk!

Demand
toxic - free gear

High performance outdoor gear is a big business built on an image of respect for nature and health. Yet some outdoor brands knowingly release dangerous chemicals into the environment.

Greenpeace's Global
chemical research

Two years ago, we began research on the global use, release and production of hazardous chemicals to inform our campaign strategy. Now we want to share it with others who are trying to detox the planet - with companies, government and citizens who are dealing with toxic pollution.

JOIN THE Movement
to Revolutionize Fashion

Putting aside barely worn clothing and bringing home bags of new outfits fuels a toxic supply chain and stuffs landfills with impulse buys. But we can change the fashion industry by changing how we look at fashion.

2.300 signatures

People Power
Victory in Indonesia

An unprecedented court ruling in Indonesia could send shock waves across the fashion world. Greenpeace Indonesia, together with community groups, filed a lawsuit against the government's decision to continue issuing wastewater discharge permits to the three biggest textile companies... and won!

Detox Pilipinas

Detox Pilipinas is an interactive platform for concerned citizens like you to help expose and put an end to harmful industrial pollution. This website also features news and community efforts centred upon safeguarding our water bodies and environment, while linking communities, industries, and the government, to work together for a healthy, toxic-free Philippines.

The Second Life
of Things

Helping the planet can be a simple action. In Russia, we have launched an interactive map that helps people find out where and what they can recycle. [in Russian]

Repurpose
your garbage

Useless trash can be repurposed. This an eco-friendly alternative to waste landfills and incineration. Separate and repurpose your garbage. [in Russian]

2.300 signatures

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Demand transparency
in Pajaritos!

Local communities, workers and all Mexicans have the right to know what toxic chemicals they were used by Mexichem and Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and what might be the impacts on health and the environment. [in Spanish]


Latest Detox reports

Leaving Traces

Hidden in Plain Sight

Poly-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in the air of outdoor stores

A recent investigation by Greenpeace has found hazardous poly-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in the indoor air of stores selling outdoor gear in Europe and East Asia. Samples were taken in the flagship stores of the brands Mammut, The North Face, Norrona and Haglöfs and in non-branded outdoor stores.

Published on 13th July, 2016

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Leaving Traces

Leaving Traces

The hidden hazardous chemicals in outdoor gear: Greenpeace product test 2016

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks, tents and sleeping bags contain chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and to human health.

Published on 25 January, 2016

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Footprints in the snow

Footprints in the snow

Hazardous PFCs in remote locations around the globe

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 weatherproof are leaving an indelible footprint in the remote mountainous regions so loved by outdoor enthusiasts.

Published on 8 September, 2015

Green Gadgets

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

The path to greener electronics

Today, more and more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets as an essential part of their everyday lives. However, the rate at which they purchase and discard these devices is having a serious impact on our planet.

Published on 23 August, 2012

A red card for sportswear brands

A red card for sportswear brands

Hazardous chemicals found in World Cup merchandise

This report that focuses on hazardous chemicals in textile and leather products and more specifically on football gear, manufactured and sold as part of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Published on 19 May, 2014

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A little story about a fashionable lie

Hazardous chemicals in luxury branded clothing for children

An investigation finds a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

Published on 17 February, 2014

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A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

A Little Story About the Monsters In Your Closet

Greenpeace study finds hazardous chemicals in children's clothing from a wide range of well-known brands

Greenpeace finds a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children’s clothing and footwear across a number of major clothing brands, including fast fashion, sportswear and luxury brands.

Published on 14 January, 2014

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Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise

Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise

A story of big brands and water pollution in Indonesia

This report builds on the Detox campaign’s work, which reveals how textile manufacturing is a major contributor to water pollution in the Global South. The investigation delves into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion, going beyond previous investigations in China and Mexico.

Published on 17 April, 2013

Toxic Threads: Under Wraps

Toxic Threads: Under Wraps

Exposing the textile industry's role in polluting Mexico's rivers

This investigation into textile manufacturing facilities in Mexico finds a wide range of hazardous substances in wastewater being discharged from two facilities. Both are involved in the manufacture and pre-sale washing of textile products in Mexico.

Published on 5 December, 2012

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Toxic Threads: Putting Pollution on Parade

Toxic Threads: Putting Pollution on Parade

How textile manufacturers are hiding their toxic trail

An investigation finds a wide range of hazardous substances in the effluent of communal wastewater treatment plants from two industrial zones in China, as well as in a nearby river after a pollution accident.

Published on 4 December, 2012

Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up

Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch-Up

How big brands are making consumers unwitting accomplices in the toxic water cycle

An investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion.

Published on 20 November, 2012

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The Toxic Truth

About a company called Trafigura, a ship called the Probo Koala, and the dumping of toxic waste in Côte d'Ivoire

This is a story of corporate crime, human rights abuse and governments’ failure to protect people and the environment. A joint report by Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands.

Published on 25 September, 2012

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Dirty Laundry: Reloaded

Dirty Laundry: Reloaded

How big brands are making consumers unwitting accomplices in the toxic water cycle

Water is essential for life, but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. It is imperative that solutions are found to stop poisoning the precious resources we have left with hazardous chemicals.

Published on 20 March, 2012

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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry 2: Hung Out to Dry

Unravelling the corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

An investigative report profiles the problem of toxic water pollution resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals by the textile industry in China. It focuses on two facilities that were found to be discharging a range of hazardous and persistent chemicals with hormone-disrupting properties.

Published on 23 August, 2011

Dirty Laundry

Unravelling the corporate connections to toxic water pollution in China

An investigative report profiles the problem of toxic water pollution resulting from the release of hazardous chemicals by the textile industry in China. It focuses on two facilities that were found to be discharging a range of hazardous and persistent chemicals with hormone-disrupting properties.

Published on 13 July, 2011

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Dirty Laundry

Hidden Consequences

The costs of industrial water pollution on people, planet and profit

Industrial pollution is a severe threat to water resources around the world, particularly in the Global South where the view prevails that pollution is the price to pay for progress.

Published on 25 May, 2011

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voices from the movement

Keep your promises Dupont

Keep Your Promises is a community-based organization whose members have lived and worked in the Greater Mid-Ohio Valley for their whole lives. It is working on holding DuPont accountable to the promises they made to our communities through the use and contamination of C-8.

Fashion Revolution

On 24 April each year, Fashion Revolution will bring everyone in the fashion value chain together and help to raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future.

IFIXIT

E-waste is the Toxic Legacy of our Digital Age. Our waste electronics are polluting drinking water and harming ecosystems around the world. It’s time to fix the problem.

OK International

Occupational Knowledge International works to build capacity in developing countries to identify, monitor, and mitigate environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous materials in order to protect public health and the environment.

I don't shop

From a shopaholic to a critical female consumer: Follow Nunu Kaller's blog about her year without buying new clothes.

Cancer-Free Cosmetics

Procter & Gamble, the largest personal care product company in the world, spends millions using Breast Cancer Awareness Month to advertise its products while refusing to remove cancer-causing chemicals from those same products.

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