2005 Toxics Press Releases

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Face-saving declaration by the WTO fails to address the real impacts of free trade

Press release | 2005-12-18 at 10:00

In an outright rejection of the Ministerial Declaration issued at the culmination of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Sixth Ministerial, Greenpeace has termed the meeting a failure for environment and development. While the declaration allows...

Greenpeace exposes the Real Face of Free Trade

Press release | 2005-12-14 at 10:00

Three boats with Greenpeace activists sailed past the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where the World Trade Organisation is meeting this week. Activists on the boat projected a large slogan demanding that delegates `Stop Toxic Trade'...

Greenpeace calls for a new start at WTO negotiations in Hong Kong

Press release | 2005-12-13 at 10:22

As delegates from around the world gather for the WTO Ministerial starting today, Greenpeace warned that free trade must not be prioritised over the interests of people and the environment. Greenpeace argues that the Hong Kong Ministerial can be...

The real face of free trade: Greenpeace welcomes WTO delegates to e-waste paradise

Press release | 2005-12-10 at 10:00

Delegates arriving for the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Ministerial Conference were greeted by Greenpeace activists dressed as electronic waste (e-waste), as a warning against further liberalization of trade in industrial goods. Greenpeace...

Greenpeace scales up the pressure on Hewlett Packard

Press release | 2005-12-07 at 10:00

Activists from Greenpeace today delivered postcards carrying pictures and information about the environmental and human health impacts of Chinese electronic waste (e-waste) ‘breaking’ yards to employees to the Chinese headquarters of the computer...

Greenpeace calls on the government to protect local people and environment from...

Press release | 2005-11-25 at 19:56

Greenpeace called on the Chinese government to adopt every prompt and effective measure to protect the health of the local people and the environment from the pollution caused by an explosion at a chemical factory in the Jilin Province on 13...

Greenpeace calls on Hewlett Packard to phase out toxic substances

Press release | 2005-11-17 at 10:00

In an action at the Chinese HQ of Hewlett Packard (HP) in Beijing, two GP volunteers hung a banner reading: "Change + HP = no-toxics is possible". Greenpeace is calling on HP to eliminate the use of harmful substances in its products.

Heavy metals and toxics found in CLP’s fly ash

Press release | 2005-10-03 at 8:00

Greenpeace found toxic heavy metals, namely mercury and arsenic, in the fly ash produced by China Light and Power (CLP). Both mercury and arsenic have not been completely captured by the existing pollution control devices, a prolonged exposure to...

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

Press release | 2005-08-17 at 15:01

Greenpeace International 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...

Greenpeace asks Hewlett Packard to mark their 20th anniversary in China with phase...

Press release | 2005-06-20 at 8:00

Greenpeace volunteers today delivered a “special present” and an open letter to Mr. Mark Hurd, the new HP International CEO, urging HP to commit to a complete toxics phase-out as soon as possible. Mr. Hurd was in China for the first time to...

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