Ethiopia Touts Good Conditions in Factories for Brands Like H&M and Calvin Klein, but Workers Scrape By On $1 a Day

Ethiopia Touts Good Conditions in Factories for Brands Like H&M and Calvin Klein, but Workers Scrape By On $1 a Day

HAWASSA, Ethiopia — Five years ago this spring, Rana Plaza, an eight-story building in Bangladesh that housed several factories making clothing for Western brands, collapsed on top of its workers. Deep cracks had been found in the structure the day before. Recognizing the danger, the bank and shops on the lower floors closed for the […]

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

A billboard advertises refrigerators from a local factory on a street in Xingfu, ChinaDescription:Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine By Michael Le Page Last month it was revealed that someone somewhere was illegally manufacturing a banned ozone-destroying chemical. Now it appears that small factories in China are the source. According to investigators at the non-profit Environmental […]