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How the companies line up 13

Page | December 28, 2009 at 7:45

Embed thisThe Guide to Greener Electronics ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TVs and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals, recycling and climate change. We first...

How the companies line up 12

Page | September 30, 2009 at 8:47

Embed thisWe first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic chemicals,...

Ten Reasons to Avoid PVC Plastic

Publication | March 17, 2004 at 18:00

Hazardous Production, Environmental Racism, Toxic Additives, Catastrophic Accidents, Terrorist Targets, Dangerous Cargo, No Safe Use, Unsafe Disposal, Problematic Recycling, Safer Cost-Effective Alternatives Are Widely Available

PVC: The Poison Plastic

Publication | August 17, 2003 at 18:00

Most common plastics pose serious threats to human health and the environment. But one plastic stands alone: PVC, throughout its lifecycle, is the most environmentally damaging of all plastics.

The Economics of Phasing Out PVC

Publication | November 30, 2003 at 18:00

A December, 2003 report by the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University, this report compares PVC and alternatives and concludes that "a PVC phaseout is achievable and affordable."

Go PVC-Free

Hub | November 30, 2005 at 15:19

How to Find and Avoid Toxic Vinyl (PVC) in Your Home

Feature story | May 27, 2003 at 18:00

Construction applications represent some two-thirds of all PVC use. As a building material PVC is cheap, easy-to-install, and easy to replace. While on its surface PVC may appear to be the ideal building material, it has high environmental and...

There is No "Safe" Level of Lead for Children

Feature story | December 4, 2007 at 18:00

Greenpeace and 74 organizations are calling on Congress to eliminate lead in children's toys. There is no "safe" level of lead for children so Greenpeace and other environmental, health and consumer groups are asking Congress to ban any amount...

Consumer Product Safety Commission Allows Toxic Toy Production to Continue

Feature story | March 4, 2003 at 18:00

A long awaited decision by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the hazards posed by soft vinyl (PVC) plastic toys came down in late February 2003. Despite a 1998 citizens' petition calling for a ban on PVC plastic in young...

2003 Toy Report Card

Feature story | May 28, 2003 at 18:00

Which companies made progress? Which didn't? Find out more about PVC and your child's toys.

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