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MAKE SMTHNG Week sparks a sustainable maker movement

Press release | 14 December, 2017 at 8:45

Rome, 14 Dec, 2017 - To fight overconsumption and wasteful shopping during the holiday season, thousands of makers around the world have joined Greenpeace and its partners Fashion Revolution and Shareable for the MAKE SMTHNG week of action.

China's "Singles Day" clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2016 - Greenpeace

Press release | 9 November, 2017 at 7:11

Beijing, 8 November 2017 - Apparel sales from China’s 2016 “Singles Day” internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1]

Could you go a year without buying new clothes?

Blog entry by Chiara Milford | 25 November, 2015 4 comments

The last time I bought something new to wear was July 2014: it was a pretty blue dress for my graduation. Since then, every piece of clothing that found it’s way into my closet has been bought second-hand, inherited or borrowed. ...

Recycling in Russia: The second life of old things

Blog entry by Violetta Ryabko | 29 April, 2016

Overconsumption is a big problem for some people in Russia. But they don't have access to a proper recycling system. Once a month, people have to carry their separate recyclables to a collection point that's run entirely by volunteers.

Every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. Here’s the story.

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | 6 January, 2017 1 comment

From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us. So much so that it can be hard to imagine leaving the supermarket without at least one item that isn’t...

Black Friday: Greenpeace calls timeout for fast fashion

Press release | 24 November, 2016 at 11:30

Hamburg, 24 November 2016 - New research on fashion trends and textile waste, released by Greenpeace on the eve of Black Friday, highlights the serious environmental consequences of overconsumption. Clothing is among the most sold products on the...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 21 April, 2016 7 comments

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

Story of a Spoon

Action | 15 October, 2015 at 10:00

This of course is about so much more than just a spoon. It is about the choices we make and how they influence the inflated role of consumption in our economy.

Black Friday: Breathe, take a break – the planet can't handle it anymore

Blog entry by Kirsten Brodde | 24 November, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate billions of dollars in sales for clothing and other products this year. But this shopping bonanza also generates greater volumes of waste than ever. That is bad news for the...

The Anthropocene Debate

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 9 December, 2016

"A hushed hundred million years from now, all that we consider to be the great works of man – the sculptures and the libraries, the monuments and the museums, the cities and the factories – will all be compressed into a layer of...

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