Toxic threads: Putting pollution on parade

A investigation by Greenpeace International has found a wide range of hazardous substances in the effluent of communal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) from two industrial zones in China, as well as in a nearby river after a
pollution accident. Following on from previous research in China, Greenpeace has investigated the manufacture of textiles where the immediate impact from the discharge of effluent into waterways from production is most visible. This new research focused on the discharge of hazardous chemicals from two industrial zones in Zhejiang Province, where a high proportion of textile manufacturers are located.