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Be A Green Consumer

Hub | November 9, 2012 at 8:53

Be A Green Consumer

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...

Avoiding the Issue?

Blog entry by Dianne McAlpine | September 30, 2010

Have you ever avoided a certain set of robots or a particular route, just to avoid someone trying to sell you something on the side of the road? I know I have. Sometimes the guilt is just too much, and as I sit in my car listening to...

Recycled Wrapping

Image | December 15, 2010 at 7:49

It takes 1.3 kg of coal to produce 1 kg of wrapping paper, and the manufacturing process emits 3.5 kg of CO2 -- and that excludes the carbon footprint of packaging and then transporting the wrapping paper around the country. This year, why not...

Meet three of our volunteers!

Video | October 20, 2010 at 6:32

Also keen to volunteer? Send an email to Please also tell us a bit about yourself, what type of volunteer work you'd like to be involved in, and how much time you have on your hands.

Garbage Dump Projections

Image | February 13, 2012 at 8:49

Greenpeace activists in Israel project portraits of four governing mayors onto a massive garbage heap, calling on them to increase recycling initiatives. The garbage dump, infamous in Tel Aviv, contains 16 million cubic meters of waste. The...

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...

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