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Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Feature Story | 2005-08-17 at 8:00

Greenpeace 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 well as...

Greenpeace activists presented an open letter

Image | 2005-06-20 at 19:30

Greenpeace activists presented an open letter to Mr. Mark Hurd, the new CEO of HP International, urging HP to commit to a complete toxics phase-out as soon as possible

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous e-Waste

Feature Story | 2005-05-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace presented 6 chicken coops of electronic waste (e-waste) to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, implying the uncontrolled flow of e-waste in Hong Kong.

Legislative councillors Mr

Image | 2005-05-25 at 8:00

Legislative councillors Mr. Kwong Chi-kin, Audrey Eu and Ms. Choy So-yuk labelled the chicken coops with a stop e-waste trade symbol. Greenpeace volunteers then presented the chicken cages, together with the e-waste, and a letter, to a...

Greenpeace activists portrayed as chicken

Image | 2005-05-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace activists portrayed as chicken hawkers, holding the chicken coops of e-waste, including abandoned circuit boards, wires, keyboards, mouses, outside the legislative council building.

Toxic Tech - Puling the plug on dirty electronics

Publication | 2005-05-24 at 7:20

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem...

Toxic Tech - Chemicals in Electronics

Publication | 2005-05-23 at 20:00

The dangerous chemicals in electronic products: Electronic products are a complex mixture of several hundred components, many of which contain heavy metals and hazardous chemicals. These dangerous substances cause serious pollution and put...

Activists deliver electronic waste back to

Image | 2005-05-23 at 9:00

Activists deliver electronic waste back to the offices of Hewlett Packard to demand the removal of toxic substances from HP products.

A visitor at a high

Image | 2005-05-23 at 9:00

A visitor at a high-tech exhibition looks at a Greenpeace display featuring E-waste. Greenpeace calls on dirty electronic companies to clean up their act, shaming the dirty companies attending the expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high...

Greenpeace activists deliver a truckload

Image | 2005-05-23 at 9:00

Greenpeace activists deliver a truckload of toxic electronic waste to Hewlett Packard's (HP) European headquarters in Geneva. Greenpeace is calling on all dirty electronics companies to stop using toxic chemicals in their products. Greenpeace is...

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