Toxics Press Releases

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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...

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous E-waste

Press release | 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.

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | 2005-05-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace called on dirty electronic companies to clean up their act today. At 10 am this morning, Greenpeace China shamed the dirty companies attending the Electronic expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high statue shaped as a wave, built...

Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Press release | 2005-03-28 at 8:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting the trade...

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