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"Sense and Simplicity" - or simply nonsense?

Feature Story | 2008-06-11 at 10:54

“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 6:00

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 6:00

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 6:00

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...

Greenpeace: Sichuan Chemical Plants Need Further Monitoring

Press release | 2008-05-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace, in response to the tragic Sichuan Earthquake on May 12th, have sent a research team to the site to identify and monitor possible environmental hazards triggered by the earthquake. The team has discovered that a small-scale chemical...

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

Feature Story | 2008-05-21 at 6:00

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...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature Story | 2008-03-18 at 8:57

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

What is a green electronics product?

Feature Story | 2008-03-05 at 21:32

The Sony Vaio TZ11 laptop, Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and Sony Ericsson P1i PDA have come out on top in our first survey of greener electronics products. Some products were more advanced than others, but there's definitely room for...

Where does all the e-waste go?

Feature Story | 2008-02-22 at 7:00

Do you know what happens when you throw out your old electronic gadgets? Probably not, but considering they contain both toxic chemicals and valuable metals you'd think someone would know? Unfortunately our new report 'Toxic Tech: Not in Our...

Green apple not quite ripe?

Feature Story | 2008-01-17 at 11:40

Every Macworld brings something new to Mac lovers. This year, Steve Jobs pulled out an interoffice envelope, opened the flap and revealed the new “ MacBook Air” – the thinnest notebook computer on the planet. For us though the highlight of the...

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