water pollution

Which Personal-Care Brands Are Still Polluting the Oceans With Microbeads?

Are you polluting the oceans every time you exfoliate? If you’re sloughing off with a product from one of the world’s largest personal-care companies, chances are…

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"RiverBlue" is an Upcoming Film That Explores the Dark Side of Denim

What is the fashion industry—and we humans, by extension—doing to the planet? There’s been a lot of talk about “fast fashion” in blogs and in the popular press and its impact…

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Plastic "Microbeads" From Beauty Products Are Polluting Waterways

Your face scrub may be great for your skin, but the plastic beads found in many products are causing serious damage in our nation’s waterways. The tiny plastic pieces are small enough…

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Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Could Be Harming Aquatic Life, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock Battling dandruff is enormously unpleasant, but it turns out the remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp is far more damaging than the presence of snow drifts on your…

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Colombian Plant Fiber Rids Water of Harmful Textile Dyes in Minutes

Photo by Wikimedia Commons Textile dyes and other pollutants can kill waterways. The dyes are not only toxic, but they discolor the water enough to prevent plants and algae from getting…

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Greenpeace Tells Gap to Stop "Sponsoring" Toxic Water Pollution

Photos by Andri Tambunan and Deden Iman for Greenpeace After successfully procuring pledges from the likes of Levi Strauss, Nike, and Zara to detox their products and supply chains by…

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Valentino Tops Greenpeace's Luxury "Fashion Duel" Ranking

Greenpeace has thrown down the gauntlet. In November, the environmental nonprofit presented 15 Italian and French fashion houses, including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and…

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Chinese Textile Polluters Disregard Environmental Regulations, Says Report

Photo by China Daily/Reuters China’s polluting textile industry is being called out by its own. Nearly 50 major apparel brands, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas,…

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Greenpeace's 3D Street Art Warns About Toxic Chemicals in Our Laundry

Yes, your eyes do deceive you. Greenpeace activists conspired with Planet Streetpainting artists to create a mind-bending optical illusion at the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam on…

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Swedish Student Turns Toxic Textile-Factory Effluent Into Clean Water

One of the least-glamorous aspects of the garment industry are the toxic chemicals used to dye textiles. Although support abounds for less-harmful dyes, along with stronger regulations…

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Greenpeace Links Nike, Adidas to Toxic River Polluters in China, Issues Detox Challenge

CHINA’S DIRTY LAUNDRY China is home to some of the worst water pollution in the world, with as much as 70 percent of its rivers, lakes and reservoirs tainted by heavy metals,…

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