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Activists' Introduction

Blog entry by Kevin Li | 2008-06-14 1 comment

Smitha I come from India. We caught a coal shipment as she was leaving after dumping thermal coal at Ennore, and labelled it with save the climate and cut coal messages as it made its way out of the port. Being an Indian, I...

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature Story | 2008-06-14 at 8:00

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from the port of Oakland in the United States was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland...

Voice out for Mandatory labelling on GE food

Feature Story | 2008-06-12 at 12:42

Consumers have just won the battle in nutrition labelling legislation. But the fight for consumer's right to know has yet to finish. On 8th July, Hong Kong's Legislative Council will hold a committee meeting on Food Safety and Environmental...

"Sense and Simplicity" - or simply nonsense?

Feature Story | 2008-06-11 at 12:54

“Sense and Simplicity” became the slogan of the Dutch electronics giant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV – better known as Philips – in 2004. But when it comes to taking responsibility for the electronic waste (e-waste) generated by their...

Afterwords

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-06

Cai Yuanqing : Although on May 12 I felt little more than the slight sway of the chair under my butt, the Sichuan earthquake has shocked me to my very core. You can imagine the awe I felt, as a young man who has no real experience of...

It's beginning to look a lot like World Oceans Day

Feature Story | 2008-06-05 at 19:42

It's that time of year again. People worldwide are scurrying about making last minute preparations for World Oceans Day on Sunday -- trimming the coral and hanging out their scuba socks. Father Neptune is checking his list of good children who...

Chemical plant illicitly operates at the disaster zone

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

Following a list of chemical factories sent to us by Ray from the Beijing office, we aimed to visit Qingbaijiang first. Our Toxics campaigner, Yihua, is in charge of prioritizing the list of factories. She seems to have some kind of...

Keep Away!

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

We arrived in Chengdu on May 16th and were barely into our hotel rooms when we felt an aftershock. The tremors we experienced in Beijing on May 12th were nothing compared to this. And now that we are in the heart of the disaster zone,...

Life goes on…

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

Most of the factories had been shut down and had removed hazardous materials from their premises, but we did manage to find one factory along the river that had its own electricity generator and was continuing production. The walls of...

First Impressions

Blog entry by Benjamin Moy | 2008-06-05

On the plane, I originally wanted to rest, but couldn't sleep a wink. In the preceding days, I had watched too much news about the earthquake. I knew that the death toll was rising steadily, that most of the buildings had been reduced...

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