Severe environmental pollution in the production of viscose

Photo: viscose pulp factory. Source: Pavel P, flickr.com

The manmade fibre viscose, first produced in the early 20th century, is predominantly used in the clothing industry.. It is particularly popular for light and colourful summer clothing as the fabric can   ... →

Chinas ‘Going Global’ Strategy

Since its WTO accession in 2001, China’s foreign investments have increased, and with this its integration into the global economy, this trend is also called the ‘Going Global’ Strategy. Chinas total non-current assets is estimated at about $4.6 trillion. This   ... →

Coal from Columbia: Pollution and paramilitary violence

The role of Colombia as a worldwide exporter of coal has grown significantly over the past 15 years. After Russia and the United States, Colombia is the third most important coal supplier and is also of immense importance to Germany.   ... →

Apple: Report reveals Apple suppliers’ environmentally harmful delinquencies

Environmental pollution in China

In a report, published on August 31, 2011, five Chinese NGOs claim that Apple is using suppliers with public records of environmental pollution, profiting from the loopholes in developing and threshold countries’ environmental management systems. Amongst   ... →