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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. ...

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.

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?

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | 15 December, 2006 at 17:58

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

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.

Electronics companies race to be greener

Feature story | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics.

Building a Clean, Sustainable Future

Feature story | 6 April, 2004 at 2:00

A large part of our work is exposing environmental crimes and confronting environmental criminals with the consequences of their actions. However we are not just about whizzing around the high seas in inflatables chasing whaling ships and oil...

Picnics! Pool Parties! Toxins?

Feature story | 19 July, 2002 at 2:00

Summer has hit the north, so start up the grill and bring out the picnic gear. But watch out, some of your favourite tablecloths, beverage containers and lawn furniture from the Martha Stewart Everyday line could be PVC. PVC (polyvinyl chloride...

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 1:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Plastics industry loses out

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 1:00

Many companies, when challenged by us, seek to silence questions through the court rather than provide answers. Production and use of the plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is harmful to people and the environment in many ways. Two of Europe's...

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to...

Feature story | 6 May, 2002 at 2:00

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to deal with PVC pollution says Greenpeace

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse...

Feature story | 23 May, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse permission on environmental grounds for a massive expansion of the Edmonton incinerator in North London.

Green gadgets - The search continues

Feature story | 8 January, 2009 at 1:00

The latest survey of greener electronics products has revealed that the greenest consumer electronic products on the market today may have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago, but the industry still has a way to go before...

Your guide to green electronics

Feature story | 25 August, 2006 at 2:00

The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple,...

HP rises to the toxic challenge

Feature story | 9 March, 2006 at 1:00

Electronics giant Hewlett Packard has risen to the challenge we set them and committed to a phase out plan for a range of hazardous chemicals in its products. Now we are at the consumer electronics industry's biggest annual event to ask "who's...

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto (LG is an electronics company) but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

Toxic Tech Victory

Feature story | 29 April, 2005 at 2:00

Sony Ericsson has announced that it will be phasing toxic chemicals out of its entire product range. The company listened to the thousands of participants in our online action demanding that electronics companies phase out toxic chemicals and...

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature story | 26 June, 2006 at 2:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | 17 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

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