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A migrant worker strips plastic from wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

A migrant child from Henan province holds

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor, unprotected, migrant workers.

Ford reverses plans to crush all its electric

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Ford reverses plans to crush all its electric Th!nk cars. Ford had planned on crushing this environmental solution because it succeeded in trashing the California legislation that encouraged their use.

Protest against Ford's scrapping of electric

Image | 24 August, 2004 at 3:00

Protest against Ford's scrapping of electric Think Cars.

Rick

Image | 5 April, 2004 at 3:00

Rick, US toxic campaigner chats with Jim Kosinski who was found wondering around the site of the PVC free house. Jim later revealed he works for the PVC industry body, the Vinyl Institute, but apparently he "didn't mean to spy" on us!

96 year old Clara Smith

Image | 1 January, 2001 at 2:00

96 year old Clara Smith, standing at a window looking out at Shell chemical plant, just a couple of yards away from her home.

Shylia

Image | 28 March, 2004 at 3:00

Shylia, who will be the new owner, helps with building her toxic free, sustainable home for low-income families. The house is free of toxic materials like PVC, the wood is from sustainable forests and the construction is solar powered.

Building a toxic free

Image | 28 March, 2004 at 3:00

Building a toxic free, sustainable home for low-income families. The house is free of toxic materials like PVC, the wood is from sustainable forests and the construction is solar powered.

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 2:00

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous materials onboard ships cause pollution and endanger workers.

Bleached coral

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 3:00

Bleached coral, Great Barrier Reef. Effects of climate change.

Bhopal residents are given the chance to

Image | 14 August, 2000 at 3:00

Bhopal residents are given the chance to send a message to Union Carbide. The company responds by blocking any messages from the residents.

Explaining the testing of house dust at the

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Explaining the testing of house dust at the home of Anita Roddick, Bodyshop founder. Results show how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in the home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in your home.

Unilever agrees to clean up its toxic mercury

Image | 7 March, 2001 at 2:00

Unilever agrees to clean up its toxic mercury mess in south India.

Von Hernandez

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Von Hernandez, 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner, Asia (Philippines).

Tiger suited activist makes a point.

Image | 24 February, 2003 at 1:00

Tiger suited activist makes a point.

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 1:00

Skulls of the victims of the disaster used to investigate the effects of the gas leak on the brain

Greenpeace activists on their way to Dow

Image | 7 January, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists on their way to Dow headquarters in the Netherlands to deliver a deadly cargo of waste from the Bhopal site in India, in big yellow barrels.

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay

Image | 19 July, 1997 at 2:00

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay. The sign reads: Industrial waste outflow, do not touch, very dangerous.

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from

Image | 18 November, 2002 at 1:00

Bird affected by the crude oil spilled from the stricken 'Prestige' oil tanker on the beach at Valcovo, Galacia, Spain.

Exxon's Lee Raymond is WANTED for crimes

Image | 1 July, 2002 at 3:00

Exxon's Lee Raymond is WANTED for crimes against the climate.

A sight for sore eyes

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages

Image | 20 July, 2002 at 3:00

The flotilla includes protesters of all ages and from all walks of life. Ian Cohen is a green politician from Australia. "It is an honour to join the 50 people from other nations who are participating in the Nuclear Free Flotilla at their own...

Martha Stewart

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Action at Esso's German HQ.

Image | 29 May, 2002 at 3:00

Action at Esso's German HQ.

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic

Image | 23 October, 1996 at 3:00

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic Village.

Oil refinery in The Netherlands.

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 3:00

Oil refinery in The Netherlands.

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have

Image | 1 August, 1998 at 3:00

Up to 1 million hectares of mangrove have been cleared worldwide for shrimp farms.

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace

Image | 18 March, 1997 at 2:00

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace inflatable.

Plutonium caskets are being loaded onto PACIFIC

Image | 20 January, 1998 at 2:00

Plutonium caskets are being loaded onto PACIFIC SWAN, to be transported to Japan.

Bleached coral

Image | 1 April, 1998 at 3:00

Bleached coral, Great Barrier Reef. Effects of climate change.

Action at 2000 Olympic site

Image | 23 October, 1996 at 3:00

Action at 2000 Olympic site. PVC pipes are replaced with alternative material.

Give Earth a Hand

Video | 22 April, 2010 at 12:14

This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you.

The dirty secret behind jeans and bras

Image | 1 December, 2010 at 13:42

This boy is working with his parents at a small jeans workshop in Dadun Village in Xintang. He earns 0.15 yuan for snipping loose thread ends off one pair of jeans; in one day he can do about 200 pairs.

Water pollution in Thailand

Video | 22 March, 2011 at 12:09

The film tells the story of 13 year old Suwimon Daengniam and 59 year old Wali Pejarean who both live along the Samrong Canal, one of the major canals that flows in to the Chao Phraya River in Thailand. Through their stories we begin to...

The hidden dirty side of the Mexican electronics industry

Generic multimedia item | 18 July, 2006 at 18:21

In the Mexican version of Silicon Valley workers in the electronics industry are suffering from the toxic chemicals used by major multinationals in the production process. We are campaigning the electronics industry to reduce its use of toxic...

Spectacular footage of activists scaling a chemical factory chimney.

Generic multimedia item | 1 September, 2003 at 3:00

Find out what it takes to get 12 activists, 500 kilo's of gear and a 35x10m banner up a 200m chimney at a global toxic hotspot in the Czech Republic.

Mangrove Roots and new shoots coated with

Image | 18 August, 2006 at 2:00

Mangrove Roots and new shoots coated with Oil from the sunken Petron-chartered single hull vessel oil tanker in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Island. Philippines. The tanker sank on Friday 11th August spilling 2.1 million litres of fuel oil causing a...

Facebook, stay cool - just kick the coal

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 25 February, 2010

Facebook offices on University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA. Photo via Flickr Facebook’s first ever data center , full of state of the art and energy efficient equipment, will be built in Prineville, Oregon in the north west of the US.

February 10: India delays BT-Brinjal plans, saying it doesn't want a repeat of the Bt...

Blog entry by Teresa Belkow | 10 February, 2010 2 comments

This is part of a trial series Introduction of Genetically Engineered (GE) vegetables on hold in India Reuters reports that the decision to delay introduction of GE vegetables in India until further tests have taken place,...

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Generic multimedia item | 23 May, 2005 at 2:00

Your new phone or new computer could, in a few years, end up dumped as toxic waste in Asia and scrapped by hand. Take a trip through the lifecycle of electronics products to discover the dirty secrets of electronics and solutions to the problem.

Spank Esso

Generic multimedia item | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards from e-waste in a workshop to remove valuable metals. The baking produces highly dangerous fumes and toxic waste which is then dumped.

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu. Along side domestic rubbish the water is badly polluted with toxic waste from the e-waste recycling yards in the town.

Workers unpack a truck

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from being photographed. Guo is the boss of a small workshop that recycles printer refuse and e-trash in Nanyang, near Guiyu in Guangzhou province

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water.

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water. The local water makes the tea turn black, but no one locally knows why, they suspected that it has something to do with the horrific groundwater pollution from...

Old Motorola product at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Old Motorola product at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. While some of its competitors are cleaning up their products Motorola is breaking its clean up promise. This means Motorola's products will continue to pollute.

Part of a IBM computer at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a IBM computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Panasonic computer at a Chinese

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Panasonic computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

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