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Cheap seafood costs too much in human suffering

Posted by Willie — 14 December 2015 at 1:09pm - Comments
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Children and teenagers sit together to be registered by officials during a raid on a shrimp shed in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.

About 8 years ago, I had the joy of doing a live news interview from a fish processing factory in Grimsby. Being in a fish processing factory in Grimsby was fine, it was wearing a hair net on national TV that wasn’t.

The story being discussed was seafood brand Young’s decision to ship UK-caught shrimp all the way to Thailand and back, a move that was ‘better’ in terms of CO2 emissions, and cheaper for consumers.

But what price do we pay for cheap seafood?

Greenpeace protestors bring attention to pipes pumping toxics into China's river

Amazon deforestation expands into previously intact areas

Posted by andrem — 14 July 2011 at 12:15pm - Comments

These aerial photos, taken on 29 and 30 June 2011, show new areas of deforestation in previously intact areas of the Amazon rainforest. The two insets are satellite images showing before and after the deforestation had occurred. Campaigner Andre Muggiati was aboard the plane when these photos were taken.

Thank you for being a Detox champion!

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Welcome to Team Detox.

Our challenge has just begun: very soon we'll be in touch with more information proving the link between big clothing brands, like Nike and adidas, to toxic polluters in China...

Plus, we'll be asking you to help us encourage these sports giants to work with their suppliers to detox their production and stop poisoning China's rivers.

So look out for details on how to join us in the first round to eliminate water pollution and champion a Toxic Free Future.

In the meantime, for the latest blogs and news head to: greenpeace.org.uk/toxics

Thank you teammates!

Investigations

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We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. 

Email: Investigations.UK@greenpeace.org

Our investigations are a fundamental part of our campaigns. We expose those responsible for environmental crimes. We have a global reach, we have research teams and millions of supporters in countries around the world. This means we can investigate environmental crimes and impacts wherever they are happening, whether it is the middle of the jungle, or even, with the help of Rainbow Warrior and its sister ships, in the far oceans. 

How we make change happen

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We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world.

We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technical innovation.

Greenpeace intervenes at the point where our action is most likely to provoke positive change - whether this is intervening at the point of an environmental crime, targeting those who have the power to make a difference, engaging people and communities who can leverage change, or working for the adoption of environmentally responsible and socially just solutions. Usually, our campaigns involve elements of all of these tactics.

Greenpeace investigation exposes Finland's illegal timber trade with Russia

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19 September, 2006

London - 19 September 2006: A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the Finnish State.

In its report, Partners in Crime: A Greenpeace Investigation into Finland's Illegal Timber Trade with Russia, Greenpeace has documented wide-spread illegal logging in the Russian Republic of Karelia.(1)

Travis Perkins' trade in illegal Indonesian timber exposed

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14 June, 2003

Greenpeace volunteers this morning entered Travis Perkins timber merchants in Dalston, East London and tried to cordon off areas of the store containing illegal and destructively logged timber from Indonesia's last remaining rainforests.

The store is one of 24 Travis Perkins timber merchants in 15 regions around the country (including Hampstead, Paddington, Vauxhall, Battersea and Palmers Green in London) being visited by Greenpeace volunteers today.

Travis Perkins' stores targeted by Greenpeace over trade in illegal Indonesian timber

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14 June, 2003
Barito Pacific plywood and doors from Indonesia can still be found in Travis Perkins' UK stores

Barito Pacific plywood and doors from Indonesia can still be found in Travis Perkins' UK stores

Greenpeace today welcomed an announcement by timber merchants Jewson that they will cease importing Indonesian rainforest plywood by the end of this year (1).

Cabinet Office investigation vindicates Greenpeace action

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11 July, 2002

Greenpeace today welcomes the findings of the Cabinet Office investigation into the timber procurement for 22 Whitehall and welcomes the Cabinet Office commitment to fall in line with Government timber procurement policy to use only legal and sustainable timber products.

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