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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...

No more Ships for Scrap to India or Bangladesh: Green Groups expose

Press release | July 11, 2005 at 20:01

GENEVA/NEW DELHI, India — In a clear shift from their earlier position demanding 'Clean Shipbreaking', environmental and labour groups including Greenpeace , Basel Action Network (BAN) and CITU, today stated for the first time that India can no...

Toxic Ship ‘Riky’ to be “mercilessly driven out”

Press release | May 30, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Environmental groups and labour unions, both Indian and international, have welcomed the unprecedented, highly progressive recommendation by the Chairman of the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on hazardous waste (SCMC) that...

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.

Toxic Tube wells

Feature story | March 10, 2004 at 5:30

BHOPAL, India — On a scorchingly hot day in March, a number of us have gathered at Atal Ayub Nagar, a basti in the shadow of the Carbide factory. We plan to walk through 12 bastis to hear first hand, the residents' woes, all of them victims of...

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...

Toxic Technology polluting scrap yards in China and India: Greenpeace

Press release | August 17, 2005 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released a report of their scientific analysis of waste-waters, ashes, soils and sediments from electronic waste (e-waste) recycling yards in India and China. The report conclusively proves that toxic chemicals...

Greenpeace activists arrested for demanding immediate action to stop poisoning of Periyar

Feature story | October 22, 2003 at 5:30

TIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — Police arrested (and subsequently released) six Greenpeace activisits participating in a peaceful protest outside the residence of the Minister of State (Kerala) for Health, Mr. P Sankaran, in Thiruvananthapuram today.

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