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Nearly half of consumers say manufacturers should be responsible for recycling mobile...

Press release | 15 August, 2016 at 3:00

Hong Kong, 15 August 2016 - Consumers say mobile phone manufacturers are releasing too many new models, according to a survey Greenpeace East Asia commissioned across six countries. In all countries surveyed, consumers were most likely to say...

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

Press release | 5 August, 2016 at 2:48

Brasilia, Brazil, 4 August 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned for one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon,...

World’s largest carbon producers ordered to respond to allegations of human rights...

Press release | 27 July, 2016 at 4:50

Manila, 27 July 2016 - Companies responsible for the majority of fossil fuel products that have been manufactured, marketed, and sold since the industrial revolution and have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global emissions of...

Radiation along Fukushima rivers up to 200 times higher than Pacific Ocean seabed -...

Press release | 21 July, 2016 at 7:00

Tokyo, 21 July 2016 – Radioactive contamination in the seabed off the Fukushima coast is hundreds of times above pre-2011 levels, while contamination in local rivers is up to 200 times higher than ocean sediment, according to results from...

Personal care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies...

Press release | 20 July, 2016 at 2:00

Seoul, 20 July 2016 – A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies (1), published today by Greenpeace East Asia, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from their products. The ranking shows that voluntary...

Two outdoor brands come clean as air tests reveal continued hazardous chemical use

Press release | 13 July, 2016 at 9:00

Friedrichshafen, 13 July 2016 – Air tests in stores of global outdoor brands, Mammut, The North Face, Norrona and Haglöfs, reveal that concentrations of volatile PFCs — hazardous and persistent chemicals that evaporate into the air — are up to 60...

Global support for Indigenous community fighting mega-dam in the Amazon reaches one...

Press release | 8 July, 2016 at 19:09

Munduruku Indigenous Territory, Pará state, Brazil, 8 July 2016 – Greenpeace International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid is in the Amazon today, working with the Munduruku Indigenous People in the fight against a mega-dam on their lands.

Nike, Esprit, Victoria’s Secret and LiNing fail toxic-free fashion ranking

Press release | 5 July, 2016 at 6:00

Hamburg, 5 July 2016 – Greenpeace International today releases its Detox Catwalk, assessing how effectively 19 major fashion brands are cleaning up their supply chains of toxic chemicals. Inditex (which owns Zara), H&M and Benetton are the only...

Sweden subverts Paris agreement with Vattenfall coal deal

Press release | 2 July, 2016 at 13:43

Stockholm, 2 July 2016 – Greenpeace condemns the Swedish government’s decision to allow state-owned Vattenfall to hand over its lignite mine assets in Germany to the Czech company EPH. The decision announced this morning risks catastrophic...

Nobel laureates sign letter on Greenpeace ‘Golden’ rice position - statement

Press release | 30 June, 2016 at 13:50

Manila, 30 June 2016 - A number of Nobel laureates have recently signed a letter calling on Greenpeace to review its position on genetically engineered ‘Golden’ rice. In response, Wilhelmina Pelegrina, Campaigner at Greenpeace Southeast Asia, said:

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