Toxics

  • How I ended up half naked in The North Face store.

    18 February 2016

    Blog post by Tim Gavin - Greenpeace Volunteer  I remember the first time I heard about the pollutants involved in the manufacturing of waterproof gear. I was working in a hiking store and contemplating buying a new rain jacket when a friend told me: “You know they’re really bad for the environment, right?”

  • Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

    29 January 2016

    Blog entry by Chiara Campione - senior campaigner at Greenpeace Italy  “Going PFC-free in one of the world’s most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it”. This was the idea David Bacci - an Italian professional climber - submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community for ideas to make the PFC threat more visible to the public and challenge the outdoor sector to eliminate hazardous chemicals from their products. We thought it was the perfect way to show the world that PFC-free alternatives do work.

  • The time has come to get rid of PFCs for good

    13 January 2016

    Blogpost - Gabriele Salari is the Communications Lead for the Detox Outdoor project at Greenpeace Italy. Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere else on earth is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a clear mountain lake far from civilisation. So why have we found persistent and hazardous chemicals in such places?

  • Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

    24 June 2013

    Blogpost by Arin de Hoog - June 21, 2013 Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals.

  • Toxic cargo: Australia’s ship of shame

    29 November 2010

    The contamination of Botany Bay is one of those stories that you come across every now and again that literally knocks the wind out of your sails.