2009 Press Releases

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Electronics giant Philips takes a big step forward with change in recycling policy

Press release | 26 February, 2009 at 8:32

Greenpeace welcomes Philips' announcement of a change in its recycling policy. Earlier this week Philips confirmed that the costs of recycling its products should no longer be paid directly by the consumer through an additional fixed fee but...

Greenpeace welcomes India's phase-out of 400 million incandescent bulbs

Press release | 25 February, 2009 at 16:15

Greenpeace today welcomed India's first step on its National Action Plan on Climate Change, a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, but called for clear targets and timelines on the other proposals listed in the plan.

Greenpeace calls on EU leaders to back a global green deal to stop runaway climate...

Press release | 22 February, 2009 at 14:36

As the heads of key European Union countries meet today in preparation for the upcoming G20 economic meeting, Greenpeace is calling for EU leadership in backing a green new deal to solve both the economic and ecological crises facing the planet.

Greenpeace undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Press release | 18 February, 2009 at 1:00

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...

Notice to Media: First Pre-Trial Hearing of "Tokyo Two" Greenpeace Activists Heard...

Press release | 13 February, 2009 at 10:29

The first formal court hearing in preparation for the trial of two Greenpeace activists took place in Aomori, Japan today.

'Quit Coal' Greenpeace tells Indonesia's Energy Minister

Press release | 12 February, 2009 at 14:35

Early this morning, 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives, wearing white face masks carrying the message 'Coal Kills' to symbolise the health damage to local communities, chained themselves to the gates of the Cilacap coal...

Letter on whaling to new Icelandic government from Greenpeace International Executive...

Press release | 3 February, 2009 at 1:00

On 28 January, Greenpeace reacted to the increase in whaling quota by the outgoing Icelandic fisheries minister as "a shameless stunt that has nothing to do with use of natural resources, and everything to do with politics". [1]

New nuclear reactor’s waste is seven times more hazardous, Greenpeace exposes

Press release | 31 January, 2009 at 8:54

Greenpeace has uncovered evidence that nuclear waste from the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR), the flagship of the nuclear industry, will be up to seven times more hazardous than waste produced by existing nuclear reactors, increasing costs...

"Illegitimate and dangerous" reactor for the sake of French nuclear industry

Press release | 30 January, 2009 at 11:23

Greenpeace condemns the announcement made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday evening that a new European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) is to be built in Penly, France. It is Greenpeace's belief that building yet another reactor is entirely...

Greenpeace condemns Iceland's new whaling quota as a "shameless stunt"

Press release | 28 January, 2009 at 15:09

If the new interim Icelandic government allows the new whaling quota introduced by the outgoing Fisheries Minister to stand, it will mean dire consequences for legitimate trade and tourism that is needed to help Iceland's economy. Whaling...

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