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Victory! A toxic Toy Story

Feature story | 5 July, 2005 at 2:00

Before now, bad Barbies, toxic Teletubbies and rotten rubber ducks could have been slowly poisoning small children. The very chemicals that made these toys so soft and tempting to teething toddlers have been shown to damage organs in animals. ...

How the companies line up 13

Background | 28 December, 2009 at 14:45

The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. We first released our green IT guide in...

How the companies line up 12

Background | 30 September, 2009 at 16:47

We first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change.

New leaders and new records in Greenpeace’s latest greener electronics guide

Press release | 27 November, 2007 at 0:05

The sixth edition of Greenpeace International’s ‘Guide to Greener Electronics’ has been expanded to include televisions and game consoles.(1) Market leaders Microsoft, Nintendo, Philips and Sharp enter at the bottom of the ranking of...

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Reloaded

Publication | 23 October, 2007 at 9:50

There is growing concern over the use of hazardous chemicals in consumer goods, particularly with regard to electrical and electronic equipment. Some of these products, including computers, can contain heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals...

Samsung = Broken Promises

Press release | 3 March, 2010 at 1:00

Greenpeace climbers today scaled the Benelux headquarters of the Korean electronic giant Samsung, sticking the message “Samsung = Broken Promises” in giant letters onto the front of the building. The peaceful protest is challenging the company...

Toxic contamination in floods threatens population

Press release | 15 August, 2002 at 2:00

 

Substitute with Style - A toxic free sustainable lifestyle.

Publication | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Can we live a modern life free of toxic chemicals? Can businesses still compete if they eliminate hazardous substances from their brands? Many major companies have asked themselves these questions and concluded that a toxics-free future is the...

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Philips back in the red

Feature story | 16 October, 2008 at 2:00

Philips Electronics has long been in the red with a big fat zero on tackling e-waste in our Guide to Greener Electronics. Meanwhile, in Moscow’s Red Square, it is celebrating 110 years in Russia with its annual 'Sense and Simplicity' event. We...

How green is that iPhone?

Feature story | 14 June, 2007 at 2:00

At the end of June Apple will launch its first major product since Steve Jobs 'A Greener Apple' statement. So how green will the iPhone be?

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature story | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

US mobile phone company Motorola has backtracked on a promise to remove toxic chemicals from its products. While competitors like Sony Ericsson and Nokia are living up to their commitments to remove toxic chemicals, Motorola is not answering the...

Dirty Disney revealed by hazardous chemicals in products

Feature story | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

Disney is famous for its lovable cartoon characters seen on our screens and in wide range of products found in homes worldwide. What isn't so famous is the fact that some of those products for babies and children contain toxic chemicals hazardous...

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 2:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00 1 comment

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Corporate criminals arrested in Italy

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

In a warning to all irresponsible companies, Italian authorities recently arrested 18 executives and managers of the Italian chemicals firm, Enichem. The company was discovered to be pouring deadly toxic waste directly into the environment with...

Model environmentalists

Feature story | 19 June, 2006 at 2:00

High fashion isn't normally known for being held in high regard among environmentalists. But some big names and big brands in fashion have gotten together with us to put on a toxics-free fashion show.

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace's high profile 'Green my Apple' stall was shut-down today at the start of the Mac Expo. (1) Organisers of the Mac Expo claimed they had received complaints from unnamed sources. The Greenpeace stall was bought for the three-day expo in...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today released a report of its’ scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Green my Apple bears fruit

Feature story | 31 May, 2007 at 2:00

This is the story of a very different kind of Greenpeace campaign. The story of a "people power victory." It's the story of the Greening of Apple.

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