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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. ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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?

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...

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...

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.

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 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.

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.

Man made chemicals in Maternal and Umbilical cord blood

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 2:00

Detailed testing results from the TNO laboratory analysis for the report "A present for life" which confirms that known or suspected hazardous chemicals from eight chemical groups are commonly present in umbilical cord blood.

Toxic Childrenswear by Disney - Appendix with pictures of tested products.

Publication | 14 April, 2004 at 2:00

This appendix to the report shows Disney products tested for that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail...

Phthalates in PVC Medical Products From 12 Countries

Publication | 1 October, 1999 at 2:00

A Greenpeace investigation revealed the widespread presence of DEHP1, a toxic phthalatesoftener, in a sample of 46 common PVC medical products from twelve countries.

PVC Free Future

Publication | 12 August, 2001 at 2:00

Finding Chemo - Toxic Childrenswear by Disney

Publication | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

This report shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19 countries around the world...

British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry to UK

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening international...

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...

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...

Dow targets penniless Bhopal survivors in courts

Press release | 23 December, 2002 at 1:00

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...

'Gender bending' chemicals found in children's bodies and consumer products

Press release | 20 October, 2003 at 2:00

'Gender bending' and other chemicals that can damage reproductive organs, interfere with growth and development and damage the immune system have been found contaminating children even while they are still in the womb, according to a report...

EU chemical regulations must protect public health

Press release | 13 October, 2003 at 2:00

EU Commissioner Margot Wallstrom will address business leaders at the Greenpeace Business Lecture in London today (1). She will talk about the importance of new European REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) legislation,...

Greenpeace exposes hidden poisons in our homes

Press release | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

PVC-Free Future: A Review of Restrictions and PVC free Policies Worldwide

Publication | 30 June, 2003 at 2:00

This report lists initiatives to phase out or restrict PVC and chlorine that have been taken by national and local governments, other organisations, and companies. It also outlines international political agreements on chemicals used in PVC or...

Incineration and Human Health

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 1:00

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Panasonic remains in 10 place with the same score. It performs best on the energy criteria and is weakest on those relating to e-waste and recycling. thOn energy, Panasonic scores top marks for reporting to the latest...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nokia, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Nokia stays in 1st place with the same score of 7.5 that it scored in v.12. Nokia scores maximum points for its comprehensive voluntary take-back programme, which spans84 countries providing almost 5,000 collection points for end-of-life mobile...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Motorola remains in 6th place, with a slightly reduced score of 5.3 points, which it loses for only committing to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) inmobile devices and not all its products. Motorola scores relatively well on...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Nintendo remains in last place but with an increased score of 1.4 out of 10, up from 1 point in v.12, for the energy efficiency of its low power AC adaptor for theNintendo DSi that meets the requirements on the external power supply in the Energy...

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