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Plant Extracts Produce ‘Green’ Nanoparticles

Green tea plants, sunflowers, coffee, fruit and peppers may replace potentially hazardous chemicals normally used in a host of products including textiles and clothing, scientists say. Extracts from these plants could play a new role in the sustainable manufacturing of the most widely used family of nanoparticles, according to an … Read more »

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Gap Dumping Toxic Wastewater, Greenpeace Says

Gap, Brooks Brothers and other fashion brands are dumping toxic wastewater in Indonesia waterways, Greenpeace says. In its latest report, Toxic Threads: Polluting Paradise, Greenpeace investigates the PT Gistex factory, located near Bandung in West Java, with 60 percent of production located in the Citarum River watershed. The facility does … Read more »

Ecolab Launches Toxic-Chemical Free Industrial Laundry Detergent

Ecolab has introduced an industrial laundry program that it says cleans heavily soiled textiles without using hazardous chemicals and can save industrial laundry customers as much as 3 million gallons of water a year. The Performance Industrial Program is a three-product system that uses Ecolab’s patented Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPE)-free chemistry … Read more »

Calvin Klein, Zara Among Worst Chemical Users, Greenpeace Says

Calvin Klein, Zara Among Worst Chemical Users, Greenpeace Says

Hazardous chemical residues have been found in clothing made by Zara, Calvin Klein, Benetton, Giorgio Armani, the Gap and 15 other global brands, according to a Greenpeace investigation. The study “Toxic Threads: The Big Fashion Stitch Up” found high levels of toxic phthalates in four of the products, cancer-causing amines … Read more »