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Guess we’re not the only ones turning over a new leaf for 2013. Uniqlo is making a New Year’s resolution of its own. In response to Greenpeace’s “Detox” campaign, the Japanese retailer pledged Wednesday to eliminate all releases of toxic chemicals throughout its entire global supply chain and products by 2020. Fast Retailing, Uniqlo’s parent company, is now the 12th global corporation to make a “credible commitment” toward zero discharge of hazardous chemicals since the environmental nonprofit launched its campaign in 2011, as well as the eighth to provide a concrete deadline for the exclusion of all perfluorinated chemicals, a class of toxic chemicals used primarily to repel water and oil in outerwear.

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