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HP rises to the toxic challenge: will WIPRO follow?

Feature story | March 9, 2006 at 5:30

HANNOVER, Germany — Electronics giant Hewlett Packard has risen to the challenge we set them and committed to a phase out plan for a range of hazardous chemicals in its products. Now we are at the consumer electronics industry's biggest annual...

India, Egypt, France… the axis of amateurs?

Feature story | January 18, 2006 at 5:30

Here, in a very brittle nutshell, are the events of the past week.

Applied Thought! Wipro ready to meet Greenpeace challenge?

Feature story | November 23, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — When large corporations are challenged to change their business practices, they usually respond grudgingly, with tentative, half-baked measures – especially if the change benefits the planet, not necessarily their bottom lines.

Wipro, Apply Thought!

Feature story | September 5, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — A relatively new but deadly waste stream is exploding in our midst -Electronic scrap or E-waste. Bangalore, the IT centre of India, alone generates over 8000 tonnes of e-waste loaded with toxic chemicals and heavy metals that...

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | August 23, 2005 at 15:11

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG electronics announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

Reality Bytes – Hi-tech products pollute scrap yards in Asia

Feature story | August 18, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Got your hands on a brand new cellphone, computer, wide-screen TV? If yes, do you know where the old one went? In all probability, to one of many ‘recycling yards’; usually small-scale operations carried out in cramped brick...

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Feature story | May 24, 2005 at 5:30

GENEVA, Switzerland — What happens to your mobile or computer when you throw it away? Did you know it could end up dumped in Asia and scrapped by hand in appalling conditions? This shouldn't be happening, so we are pressuring one of the biggest...

Toxic Valentine?

Feature story | February 10, 2005 at 5:30

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don't expect that it might come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But if you are buying certain perfumes this Valentine's day that's exactly what you'll get.

Bhopal Activists from Generation Next: Working towards a poison free future

Feature story | August 4, 2004 at 5:30

PUNE, India — The stories of Ruby Sul and Sanjay Verma are intrinsically linked to the story of Bhopal. Both in their twenties, they have grown up in the shadow of the world´s worst industrial disaster, the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide...

Aurobindo Pharma responds to Greenpeace alert with action

Feature story | August 5, 2004 at 5:30

HYDERABAD, India — In a swift follow up on the promise they made to Greenpeace activists a week ago, Aurobindo Pharma in Patancheru has abided by a Supreme Court directive and put up a notice board with information on their hazardous material...

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