2012 Toxic Feature Stories

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Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

Publication | 2006-08-14 at 14:27

This report reveals one of the primary reasons why action to date in the United States has been woefully inadequate. Rather than having to face the problem squarely, the United States and other rich economies that use most of the world's...

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature Story | 2006-06-27 at 11:52

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...

Model environmentalists

Feature Story | 2006-06-20 at 17:44

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.

Nine Greenpeace activists wearing protective

Image | 2006-06-07 at 8:00

Nine Greenpeace activists wearing protective gears held pictures that depicted the horrific working and environmental conditions at e-waste scrap yards and stated “Hi-Tech Industry: Go Toxics Free Now!” in both English and Chinese.

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature Story | 2006-05-24 at 21:43

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...

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Feature Story | 2006-05-09 at 12:27

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the...

HP rises to the toxic challenge

Feature Story | 2006-03-10 at 11:32

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...

Victory: Toxic warship Clemenceau turned back to France!

Feature Story | 2006-02-16 at 11:44

French President Chirac has announced a dramatic recall of the asbestos-laden warship Clemenceau -- it will be turning around and going back to France. Our actions, emails to Chirac and an embarrassing international scandal left France with...

WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature Story | 2005-12-09 at 10:00

A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers from around the world...

Greenpeace Delegation at WTO MC6

Feature Story | 2005-12-08 at 10:00

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference will be held in Hong Kong very soon. Ten Greenpeace delegates from all over the world, including 3 from Greenpeace China, will attend this meeting.

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