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Published on Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Greenpeace spotlights China textile pollution

Written by John Mowbray

China denim workerBEIJING – Greenpeace has released a report today which claims that two Chinese textile factory towns in Guangdong province, that together make millions of pairs of jeans and underwear, are now heavily polluted with chemicals released from textile production.

The global environmental organisation said that it went ‘behind the scenes’ between April and October this year in Xintang, the ‘jeans capital of the world’ and Gurao, a manufacturing town where 80 per cent of its economy is devoted to bras, underwear and other clothing articles.