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“It's about the people, not about the products” - the faces of PFC pollution

Blog entry by Elske Krikhaar and Jeffrey Dugas | 15 November, 2016

Elske Krikhaar, Greenpeace International The first thing that went through my mind as I entered Jan and Ineke van Genderen’s living room was how close the DuPont/Chemours facility was. I could almost see it from the window. It is...

Endocrine disruptors and human health

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 6 November, 2015

A friend of mine worked in the petroleum industry for much of her professional career, now consults on ecological business practices, and in the year 2000 found herself in a conversation with the Global Head of Shell Chemicals. They...

Greenpeace reveals hazardous chemicals in remote mountain areas on three continents

Press release | 8 September, 2015 at 6:42

Zurich, 8 August 2015 – Persistent and hazardous chemicals used in the production of outdoor gear have left their mark in even the most remote and seemingly untouched places on Earth, a Greenpeace Germany report released today has found.

How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

Blog entry by Eric Lau | 31 August, 2015 1 comment

On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace East Asia's Beijing team immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found. It was...

Think Tianjin's bad? There's been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | 18 August, 2015 1 comment

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

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...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 26 November, 2012 4 comments

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and it's...

Want to know a dirty little secret?

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | 22 March, 2012 8 comments

Behind the beautiful advertising, the catwalk glamour and the perfectly manicured nails lies a world that those inside the industry do not want you to see, and definitely don't want you to talk about. Dark, dirty, and full of...

Water pollution in Thailand

Video | 22 March, 2011 at 11:09

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through their stories we begin to...

Toxic sludge flood in Hungary

Image | 7 October, 2010 at 13:44

07 October 2010 - Hungary. The rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in Western Hungary caused a massive flood of toxic sludge, affecting fields, canals and seven towns near Ajkai, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest.

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