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PFC Revolution in Outdoor Sector

Publication | 6 February, 2017 at 10:00

PFCs are used in many industrial processes and consumer products, and are well known for their use by the outdoor apparel industry in waterproof and water-repellent finishes.

PFC Pollution Hotspots

Publication | 14 November, 2016 at 15:00

The manufacture of hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) is leading to contamination of the local environment, including surface water, drinking water, groundwater as well as air and dust.

Footprints in the Snow

Publication | 8 September, 2015 at 8:02

Outdoor brands and their suppliers rely upon stunning natural images of lonely, pristine mountain lakes and remote snowy mountain ranges climbed by famous outdoor adventurers for their advertising. Yet the chemicals used to make their products...

Pledge by market leader Gore could make hazardous PFCs in outdoor gear a thing of the...

Press release | 6 February, 2017 at 10:27

Munich, 6 February 2017 - Gore Fabrics, the maker of GORE-TEX® products will transition to more environmentally friendly weatherproofing technologies, free of hazardous per- and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the company announced today at ISPO...

This is my walk, what's yours?

Blog entry by Jay | 17 June, 2016

My name is Jay and today I’m studying a map of Wales, as I prepare to walk across the country on Saturday for the Greenpeace Detox campaign . That’s my walk, #whatsyourwalk? Why walk across Wales? Not just because it’s there, but...

Leaving Traces

Publication | 25 January, 2016 at 10:00

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks...

Hidden in Plain Sight

Publication | 13 July, 2016 at 11:00

A recent investigation by Greenpeace has found hazardous poly-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in the indoor air of stores selling outdoor gear in Europe and East Asia. Samples were taken in the flagship stores of the brands Mammut, The North Face,...

Detox Outdoor, let's build the campaign together!

Blog entry by Edyta Sitko | 5 November, 2015 1 comment

People are at the heart of Greenpeace, and this couldn't be more true for the Detox Outdoor campaign. Protecting nature and providing a toxic-free environment is all of our goal, and it especially should be for the companies that...

Report: Discounters' clothes are getting cleaner

Blog entry by Brian Adams | 15 December, 2015

Good news! It's getting a little easier to find clothes produced by environmentally conscious discounters. Our German office did the research and announced which supermarket chains are "Detox Trendsetters" and who made the "Detox...

You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 September, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It's been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question: "Which of your products...

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