Textile towns in the shadow of pollution

Eliminate toxic chemicals

Toxic chemicals in our environment threaten our rivers and lakes, our air, land, and oceans, and ultimately ourselves and our future.

The production, trade, use, and release of many synthetic chemicals is now widely recognised as a global threat to human health and the environment.

Yet, the world's chemical industries continue to produce and release thousands of chemical compounds every year, in most cases with none or very little testing and understanding of their impacts on people and the environment.

Water

Water is central to our lives but it is also the world's most threatened essential resource. Some of the worst industrial pollution is contaminating the world's most vulnerable water resources.

Find out more about our water campaign.

The latest updates

 

How to Detox a fashion brand in 14 days, 6 cities and 10,000 tweets

Blog entry by JulietteH | 28 January, 2014

You did it! The British luxury brand Burberry today committed to rid their clothes and manufacturing processes of toxic Little Monsters by 2020. This is fantastic news and another people powered victory on the runway to a toxic-free...

Detox Burberry Protests, Worldwide

Slideshow | 28 January, 2014

Detox Protest in Hamburg

Image | 27 January, 2014 at 11:58

Greenpeace volunteers protest in front of an Adidas chain store in Hamburg. They are protesting against the usage of toxic chemicals in textile production. . Greenpeace demands that the sports brand implement their commitment to eliminate all use...

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature story | 23 January, 2014 at 13:30

A team from Greenpeace East Asia's Detox campaign recently discovered an unsettling sight off the coast of South Eastern China. Next to the city of Shishi, a centre for children's clothing production, they discovered a huge black plume of...

Kids react to toxic water pollution

Video | 23 January, 2014 at 12:12

Children in Beijing and Shishi City, China react to pictures of toxic water pollution off the coast of South Eastern China. 2014-01-23

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