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Be A Green Consumer

Hub | November 9, 2012 at 8:53

Be A Green Consumer

Be A Green Consumer

Hub | November 9, 2012 at 8:53

Be A Green Consumer

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...

"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...

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...

Following the E-Waste Trail - Nigeria

Photo essay | December 16, 2009 at 19:36

Greenpeace has been investigating the immoral and illegal e-waste dumping in developing countries since 2002. After China, India, Pakistan and Ghana, this is the story of how one very broken TV managed to avoid being tested and recycled according...

A Greenpeace activist hangs a banner on a

Image | October 31, 2008 at 13:35

A banner reads "Toxic Waste not welcomed here" on the ship 'Yang Ming', carrying electronic waste (e-waste) from the USA, where Greenpeace activists are protesting against the import of e-waste.

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