A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires and e-waste. Children can often be found dismantling e-waste containing many hazardous chemicals known to be potentially very damaging to children's health.
The rate at which these mountains of obsolete electronic products are growing will reach crisis proportions unless electronics corporations that profit from making and selling these devices face up to their responsibilities. It is possible to make clean, durable products that can be upgraded, recycled, or disposed of safely and don't end up as hazardous waste in someone's backyard.
Discover more about e-waste, what happens after it is thrown away, which companies are top and bottom of the toxic product class and the solutions to the problem.
An old Philips TV at a scrap yard in Ghana A Greenpeace Europe update: Last week we broke the shocking story about what actually happens to electronic waste in Europe; instead of being safely recycled in the UK or Europe where it...
Following a three-year undercover investigation, we’ve shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn't being responsibly recycled like it's supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and...
From the eighth edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace will score electronics brands on tightened sets of chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) criteria (both of which include new criteria), and on new energy criteria. The...
We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.
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Guide to greener electronics