2008 Toxics Feature Stories

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Gadgets get greener says our new guide

Feature Story | 2008-09-19 at 15:28

Top brands like Nokia and Samsung are getting greener, according to the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Read on to check out the guide and see if your favourite brand is really that eco-friendly.

Tasty new Apple iPods

Feature Story | 2008-09-16 at 8:00

Apple’s new line of iPods gets our green seal of approval, but we are still waiting for iPhones and Macs to stop using toxic chemicals.

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature Story | 2008-08-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered high tech toxic trash (e-waste) causing horrendous pollution in Ghana.

Take Action To Stop BASF’s Double Standards in China!

Feature Story | 2008-07-07 at 8:00

Germany’s BASF Group, the world’s largest chemical company, has adopted double standards in China regarding environmental information disclosure. BASF has a responsibility to the Chinese public to act according to its international standards...

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...

"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...

3 Teams Visit Earthquake Aftermath

Feature Story | 2008-05-30 at 8:00

May 30. In an effort to accelerate the identification of hazardous chemical plants in the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone, Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the quake has expanded into three branches. Each departing from Deyang, they...

Exposed Phosphoric Sludge Threatens Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-27 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone has discovered a large amount of exposed phosphoric sludge directly downstream from a possible flood. Our team immediately notified the government of the situation.

Government Quick to React to 18 Tons of Sulphuric Acid at Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the Sichuan earthquake discovered a chemical plant with stores of the highly volatile chemical, concentrated sulphuric acid, as well as other toxic chemical wastes. Jiangyou City, where the plant is...

Chemical Plants Pose Environmental Hazard in China’s Earthquake Disaster Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-21 at 8:00

In response to the Sichuan earthquake, Greenpeace has sent a research team to the disaster zone to identify and monitor possible environmental problems triggered by the earthquake. Our team discovered at least one chemical factory within the...

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