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Be A Green Consumer

Hub | November 9, 2012 at 8:53

Be A Green Consumer

Electronics companies still to eliminate dirty energy from supply chain - Greenpeace

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 8:16

San Francisco, November 19, 2012 — Global electronic companies must do more to end the use of climate changing dirty energy in their manufacturing and supply chains, according to a report released today by Greenpeace International.

Where does all the e-waste go?

Feature story | February 20, 2008 at 23:00

Do you know what happens when you throw out your old electronic gadgets? Probably not, but considering they contain both toxic chemicals and valuable metals you'd think someone would know? Unfortunately our new report 'Toxic Tech: Not in Our...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 4, 2008 at 22:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell, Greenpeace International | November 19, 2012

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, and we all want the latest, greatest devices but the rate at which we collectively purchase...

"Sense and Simplicity" - or simply nonsense?

Feature story | June 9, 2008 at 22:00

“Sense and Simplicity” became the slogan of the Dutch electronics giant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV – better known as Philips – in 2004. But when it comes to taking responsibility for the electronic waste (e-waste) generated by their...

The easy (and right) way to get rid of your e-waste

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | July 9, 2013

Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and...

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature story | June 13, 2008 at 22:00

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the US was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland China meaning...

Greenpeace undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Press release | February 19, 2009 at 15:06

Electronic waste intended for recycling is being illegally exported from the United Kingdom to Nigeria disguised as second-hand goods, Greenpeace exposed in an undercover operation. Nigeria is just one of many destinations for the developed...

Vast amounts of hazardous electronic waste unaccounted for

Press release | February 20, 2008 at 18:20

The fate of large quantities of electronic waste is unknown, according to a Greenpeace report Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard, published today. While some electronic waste may be accounted for by storage in attics or garages, much may be disposed...

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