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Detox

Topic | 8 September, 2015 at 8:02

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

Water

Topic | 4 November, 2009 at 16:46

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.

Detox Timeline

Topic | 14 March, 2012 at 16:00

Timeline: Follow the Toxic Trail

Nike commits to champion a toxic-free future

Feature story | 18 August, 2011 at 1:14

The world's #1 sportswear brand, Nike, has accepted our Detox challenge: today it has officially committed to eliminating all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain, and the entire life-cycle of its products by 2020. This is a major...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Feature story | 13 December, 2012 at 14:10

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.

The problem

Background | 28 October, 2009 at 6:42

Industrial pollution is currently out of control with factories around the world releasing hazardous chemicals that impact our precious water resources - causing long term devastation to human health and the environment.

Playing dirty

Background | 27 October, 2009 at 20:18

Playing Dirty - how factories hide their pollution in China

What you can do

Background | 4 November, 2009 at 16:47

The Great Water Grab

Publication | 22 March, 2016 at 2:15

Water is essential for all life on earth and plays a central role in human development: from sanitation and health, to food and energy production, to industrial activities and economic development.

Water Warrior Tool Kit 7+

Background | 2 June, 2010 at 18:47

World water worksheets and activities for students 7+.

Water Warrior Tool Kit 11+

Background | 2 June, 2010 at 18:47

World water worksheets and activities for students 11+.

Water Warrior Tool Kit 14+

Background | 2 June, 2010 at 18:47

World water worksheets and activities for students 14+.

Chemistry for any weather

Blog entry by Ieva Vilimaviciute | 12 December, 2013

Here in Europe, winter has well and truly arrived and the cold is setting in. This is the one time of the year when even the most hardenned fashionistas put comfort before style - digging out those thick gloves and warm winter jackets...

Greenpeace challenges Adidas and Nike to champion a toxic-free future

Press release | 13 July, 2011 at 6:53

Beijing, July 13th 2011 - Greenpeace activists displayed a banner with the message "Detox" at the main entrance of both the world's largest Adidas store and a nearby Nike store today in Beijing, calling on the sportswear giants to remove...

Our Textile Policy

Background | 25 October, 2012 at 13:39

Greenpeace believes that fashion should not cost the earth, and that no hazardous chemicals should be used or released when making or washing our clothes.

Our Textile Policy

Background | 25 October, 2012 at 13:39

Greenpeace believes that fashion should not cost the earth, and that no hazardous chemicals should be used or released when making or washing our clothes.

Greenpeace Uses Instagram and Auto-tuned News to Help Consumers Challenge Big Brands

Press release | 15 March, 2012 at 17:27

Amsterdam, 15 March 2012: To mark the 50th anniversary of World Consumer Rights Day, Greenpeace today celebrated the role of consumers in changing corporate behavior by launching a musical video and a people-powered instagram competition which...

Dirty Laundry: Reloaded

Publication | 20 March, 2012 at 1:00

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.

Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise

Publication | 17 April, 2013 at 10:00

Greenpeace International has commissioned a new investigation that delves even further into the hazardous chemicals used in the production of high street fashion, going beyond previous investigations in China and Mexico. This latest report builds...

EXPOSED! The poisoning of China's Pearl

Feature story | 28 October, 2009 at 18:51

The Pearl River is China's third longest river, and second largest by volume. But when it comes to pollution, it may well be on its way to being second to none.

Swimming in Chemicals

Publication | 25 August, 2010 at 6:00

For many years there has been growing concern over the manufacture and use of hazardous chemicals, and over the presence of many of these chemicals in the environment as a result of their release from industrial sources or from products that the...

How coal is deepening the water crisis in India

Blog entry by Subrata Biswas | 22 March, 2016 1 comment

New Greenpeace International  research released today , on World Water Day, finds that coal power plants around the world consume enough freshwater to sustain one billion people. One photographer in India documented the impacts on...

Biological Restoration of water and land

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 10 March, 2017

According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | 22 March, 2016 at 2:00

Hong Kong, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new Greenpeace...

World’s largest striptease challenges Adidas and Nike to Detox

Press release | 23 July, 2011 at 14:50

International, 23rd July 2011 – Today more than 600 people whipped off their clothes outside Adidas and Nike stores in 29 cities in 10 countries (1), surprising shoppers, setting the record for the world’s largest striptease and challenging the...

Water Warrior Tool kit

Background | 2 June, 2010 at 18:47

Water - though central to our lives - is the world's most threatened essential resource.

Hidden Consequences

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 10:00

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.

Toxic Threads: Under Wraps

Publication | 5 December, 2012 at 18:00

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

Thirsty coal poses risk to India's farmers

Feature story | 7 August, 2012 at 14:00

Farmers in India's Vidarbha region are struggling with drought and limited access to irrigation while plans by India's government to build 71 new coal-fired power plants will place an extra strain on water resources.

A Little Story about a Fashionable Lie

Publication | 17 February, 2014 at 8:00

A new investigation by Greenpeace International has found a broad range of hazardous chemicals in children's clothing and footwear produced by eight luxury fashion brands.

Little Monsters: going back to school

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 28 August, 2014 2 comments

Back to school time is upon us again. At this time of the year parents everywhere reveal their true nature: there is the excited and optimistic kind, longing for the school activities as a relief from a busy summer; and the I-am-not...

Which fashion brands are going toxic-free?

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 5 July, 2016 6 comments

It was a massive step when Adidas, Puma and Nike promised to go toxic-free by 2020. But when we turned our attention to other companies, the rest of the industry put up resistance. “It’s not feasible what Greenpeace wants us to do,”...

New clothing tests implicate global brands in release of hormone-disrupting chemicals

Press release | 23 August, 2011 at 5:01

Beijing - Manila, 23 August 2011 - The latest research into toxic water pollution released today by Greenpeace International reveals the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates (1) in clothing items bearing the logos of 14 global brands (2),...

Dirty Laundry Reloaded into your washing-machine

Feature story | 20 March, 2012 at 17:10

Global fashion brands are turning us into unwitting polluters. This is what we discovered in our latest research conducted on clothing and sportswear produced by big companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren and G-Star.

New Greenpeace Research: Washing Big Name Brands Makes Consumers Polluters

Press release | 20 March, 2012 at 12:11

Amsterdam, 20 March 2012 – Greenpeace today released evidence (1) that hazardous chemical residues in clothing items sold by major brands (2) are released into public waterways when they are washed by consumers. Once entering our rivers, lakes...

A toxic river runs through it

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 18:10

Russian waters are being poisoned by hazardous substances that sometimes exceed hundreds of times the safe limit as set by authorities. This was the finding of an historic ship tour as the Greenpeace flag sailed into Moscow for the very first...

A Monstrous Mess: toxic water pollution in China

Feature story | 23 January, 2014 at 14:30

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...

About

Background | 7 July, 2011 at 3:04

The Detox campaign was launched in 2011 to expose the direct links between global clothing brands, their suppliers and toxic water pollution around the world. Fieldwork and investigations in manufacturing countries, along with the testing of...

The global water crisis – The elephant in the room

Blog entry by Iris Cheng | 22 March, 2015 1 comment

Why are so few talking about coal's impact on already scarce water resources? Despite the global water crisis being identified as the top risk to people across the globe, very few are taking a stand to protect dwindling water...

7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | 1 September, 2014 2 comments

Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the power sector...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 4 April, 2014

Article originally published in the Guardian. An oasis is a body of water, ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Puma overtakes competitors Adidas and Nike in race to drop toxic pollution

Press release | 26 July, 2011 at 2:46

Beijing, 26th July 2011 - Puma, the world's third-largest sportswear brand, has responded to a Greenpeace challenge to 'detox', by publicly committing to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle,...

New Greenpeace Report shines spotlight on the Hidden Costs of Toxic Water Pollution

Press release | 25 May, 2011 at 14:57

Greenpeace today published ‘Hidden Consequences’, a report that shines a spotlight on the polluted conditions of four iconic rivers, located in the ‘Global South’ (1): the Yangtze, the Chao Phraya, the Marilao and the Neva. The report calls for...

Defending Mexico's water

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 24 March, 2015 2 comments

This weekend the world celebrated World Water Day – a reminder of how crucial it is for us to protect and defend our waterways and ensure we can all have access to clean, safe water – a human right, recognised by the United Nations. ...

11 Ways to Detox Football

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 2 June, 2014

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! Thanks to #PeoplePower, adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... Since the launch of the latest Detox investigation into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been...

Join the #DetoxWave

Blog entry by Hanno Groth | 26 May, 2014 1 comment

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... Do you remember the last football match you went to? The incredible atmosphere fuelled by thousands of passionate fans, all...

Keeping the game beautiful

Blog entry by Manfred Santen | 21 May, 2014 4 comments

UPDATE June 2014 -  Great news! adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean.  Read more... As expectation builds towards the 2014 World Cup, the Detox campaign this week blew the whistle on a toxic scandal that goes...

Dolce&Gabbana, stop selling us toxic lies

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 23 February, 2014 3 comments

One week ago we opened Milan Fashion Week in style - revealing the toxic truth behind luxury fashion. As the highlight of the fashion calendar; the glamorous catwalk shows organised by brands like Dolce&Gabbana, from Milan to Paris,...

Pointing fashion brands in the right direction

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 February, 2013 3 comments

Greenpeace Italy activists this morning covered the famous sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, also known as "The Finger”, with a giant green glove. Activists surrounded the base of the sculpture and unfurled a banner with the message:...

New York Fashion Week's unexpected show

Blog entry by Kat Clark | 12 February, 2013 1 comment

In the midst of a rainy New York Fashion Week, four exclusive fashion brands were greeted by "clean-up crews" challenging them to adopt forest friendly and toxic free policies. Activists decorated store windows with giant images of...

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