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WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 9:30

HONG KONG, China — A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers...

Cool IT

Hub | September 23, 2010 at 14:44

The power of ICT as future solution provider contrasts with its rising carbon footprint. Indian ICT sector is responsible for 10 % of global ICT emission and with an annual growth rate of 12-16 % this will further grow to make India second...

Tox Tech

Hub | September 23, 2010 at 15:15

Greenpeace India is working to solve e-waste crisis by pushing electronic manufacturers to accept responsibility of entire life-cycle of their products including end of the life stage. Electronic manufacturers can solve this crisis by phasing out...

Philips’ new recycling policy shifts financial burden away from the consumer,...

Press release | March 3, 2009 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace India welcomes Philips’ recent announcement of change in its recycling policy. Last week, Philips confirmed that the consumers should no longer bear the cost for recycling of Philips products directly paid as...

What about a takeback service for every electronic product you sell in India?

Press release | August 12, 2008 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists dressed as Samsung mobile phones and television paid a visit to the company's Corporate Head office at Nehru Place here today to demand that the company start a take-back service for all its discarded...

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 5:30

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature story | June 16, 2008 at 12:22

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from Port of Oakland in the United States was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland...

Greenpeace commends HCL’s green initiatives, urges the IT major to keep going green

Press release | September 18, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today complimented HCL for its recent commitments to move further towards offering clean products and taking back those that have reached the end of their life. Greenpeace activists visited HCL headquarters in Noida...

Greenpeace urges Nokia: Tell HCL to go green

Press release | September 5, 2007 at 5:30

GURGAON/NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today urged Nokia, the market leader in mobile phones in India, to review its business partnership with HCL if the later does not stop producing hazardous computers. Greenpeace activists taking along a huge...

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 3, 2007 at 15:58

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.

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | September 19, 2006 at 5:30

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Lobby for Law in India, Greenpeace asks Hewlett-Packard

Press release | August 19, 2008 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Hewlett-Packard (HP) employees at the company’s corporate office here were greeted by a message “Lobby for Law,” painted on the bodies of Greenpeace activists today morning. The message was directed at HP, asking the brand to...

Greenpeace renews call for design-out-toxics at ELCOMP

Press release | September 13, 2007 at 5:30

New Delhi,12 Sept, 2007: Greenpeace today renewed its call for design-out-toxics from all electronic products at the backdrop of ELCOMP India 2007, the electronic trade fair at Pragati Maidan. Greenpeace urged the gathering of electronic...

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.

Vast amounts of hazardous electronic waste unaccounted for

Press release | February 21, 2008 at 5:30

The fate of large quantities of electronic waste is unknown, says Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard, released today by Greenpeace. While some electronic waste may be accounted for, by storage in attics or garages, much may be disposed of with mixed...

Greenpeace activists return e-waste to Philips, ask the company to stop practicing...

Press release | June 10, 2008 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace activists today returned electronic waste (e-waste) to Philips' head office here asking the company to immediately stop practicing double standard on take-back of its end-of-life products in India

Toxic substances in laptops: Greenpeace study exposes HP's lie

Press release | September 18, 2006 at 5:30

A Greenpeace study has revealed the presence of toxic substances in well-known brand laptops, with HP and Apple having the highest contamination levels. (1) HP's statement on its website that brominated flame retardant (BFR) decaBDE had been...

High time for Hi-Tech to clean up.

Feature story | July 11, 2006 at 5:30

It’s a strange anomaly. A company that claims to be ‘future-active’, an innovator and a market leader, seems to have contracted temporary amnesia when it comes to doing their bit for the environment. How else would you explain the fact that Wipro...

Wipro marches ahead of Dell and Samsung to the Toxics free punch

Feature story | February 4, 2010 at 5:30

In a classis case of David and Goliath, one of India’s biggest IT service provider (but relatively small PC manufacturing company), Wipro, has beaten giants like Dell, Samsung, Lenovo and LGE to the finish line in producing a computer, which is...

Three activists land in police custody after being roughed up by the security staff

Press release | August 7, 2008 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — Greenpeace activists, carrying boxes on their head to symbolically highlight Philips electronic waste (e-waste), revisited Philips' office at Technopolis Knowledge Park here to remind the company that given the looming e-waste...

Cops arrest Greenpeace activists, government ignores illegal e-waste import

Press release | October 4, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today confronted the Union Commerce Ministry with evidence of the ongoing illegal import of electronic wastes into the country, in the name of reuse and charity. Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to Udyog...

Enough greenwashing, its time to act, Greenpeace tells HCL

Press release | August 30, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace activists today staged a “shame-HCL” protest at the company’s headquarters in Noida, demanding that the company make clear and binding commitments to green its operations. Unfurling a banner that read “Hazardous...

Make producers responsible for India’s e-waste crisis: expert

Press release | August 20, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — This morning, Greenpeace activists knocked on the door of the Ministry of Information Technology, presenting it with a giant art installation of the globe in the clutches of hazardous e-waste – a reminder of the enormity of the...

Indian brands not up to global standards: Greenpeace guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | August 13, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today released the Indian Guide to Greener electronics (1), which ranks major Indian computer manufacturers on their green performance. Four editions of the global Guide have been published since the international...

Apple Greener, Nokia regains lead in electronics ranking

Feature story | June 27, 2007 at 17:10

The fourth edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics is out now. Apple moves up as a result of Steve Job's "Greener Appple" pledge to phase out PVC and other chemicals from their product line. But Nokia is on top because they've...

Greenpeace lauds Wipro’s GreenWare initiative, asks rest of the E-industry to follow...

Press release | June 14, 2007 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace today welcomed the launch of RoHS-compliant desktops and laptops by Wipro Infotech. By doing this, Wipro, as a responsible corporate leader, has taken the first step forward in addressing the issue of e-waste, even...

Your guide to green electronics

Feature story | August 25, 2006 at 5:30

The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple,...

Greenpeace action prompts WIPRO to start 'Applying Thought'

Press release | November 19, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Nearly ten weeks after Greenpeace activists first exhorted WIPRO to 'Apply Thought', WIPRO has responded to the challenge and taken initial steps towards reducing the burden of their electronic waste on the planet. At a meeting...

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...

Greenpeace calls on Wipro to "Apply Thought" and "Promote Clean Production"

Press release | September 5, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace activists today delivered nearly 500 kilos of assorted electronic waste to the corporate headquarters of Wipro in Bangalore, to highlight the growing menace of dangerous chemicals being released to the environment...

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 Tech: Not in Our Backyard

Publication | February 22, 2008 at 15:41

Greenpeace is challenging manufacturers of electronic goods to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products, from production, through manufacture and to the very end of their products’ lives. Only in this way can we ensure that...

Greenpeace welcomes the notification of E-waste rule

Press release | June 6, 2011 at 19:59

New Delhi June 6th, 2011: Greenpeace today welcomed the notification of the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rule, 2011 on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) 1. The notification of the rule...

Draft E-waste Rule is Progressive and Inclusive: Greenpeace

Press release | May 25, 2010 at 16:52

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today called for a swift adoption of the Draft E-Waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and said that it was by far the most progressive and fundamentally robust...

Greenpeace welcomes government’s move on notifying e-waste rule

Press release | May 7, 2010 at 14:06

NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace today announced that it welcomes the notification of the draft e-waste (Management & Handling) Rule, 2010 based on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by The Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) for public...

E-waste: Industry, NGOs and researchers agree on need for action, will government pay...

Feature story | August 24, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Though they might have deferred on the strategies and methods, all participants at Greenpeace’s seminar on Extended Producer Responsibility in an Indian Context were agreed that quick and effective measures were need to check...

Wipro secures top spot in the new Greenpeace ranking for companies’ eco-friendliness

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 12:30

Bangalore/San Francisco, November 19, 2012 — Indian technology giant Wipro topped the ranking in its first appearance in the Guide to Greener Electronics released by Greenpeace International today. The guide, in its 18th version, ranked 16...

Nokia bounces back to the top spot; HCL and Wipro look progressive in the Greener...

Press release | September 16, 2008 at 17:32

BANGALORE, India — From the penalty position, Nokia bounced back to the top spot (1) due to its improved take-back practice in India in the latest version of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Wipro and HCL continue to proactively move...

Greenpeace study reveals E-Brands faltering on e-waste takeback in India

Press release | August 4, 2008 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Even as India heads for a looming e-waste crisis, most of the global electronic brands have no functioning e-waste takeback services in India. This is the case despite many of these brands providing a voluntary takeback service...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Feature story | February 5, 2008 at 14:13

The Guide to Greener Electronics ranks major Indian and global manufacturers of mobile phones, game consoles, TVs and PCs on their green performance. This Guide rates company on their policies and practice on eliminating harmful chemicals and on...

VICTORY! Wipro leads in clean production. HCL still twiddling its thumbs.

Feature story | June 14, 2007 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Two years ago, nobody could have believed that one day Wipro and Greenpeace would stand on the same stage, shake hands, and call it quits.

Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | April 5, 2007 at 16:02

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The latest Greenpeace ranking of electronic manufacturers' recycling and toxic content policies has a couple of surprises: a previously low ranked Chinese company leaps to the number one spot, and Apple stays in last place.

Greenpeace investigation finds highly toxic substances in HCL laptop, demands...

Press release | March 20, 2007 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — Taking its campaign against hazardous e-products to the HCL doorstep in Noida, Greenpeace activists today slammed the company for producing computers using highly toxic substances that have the potential to impact both the...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 30, 2006 at 15:02

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

Wipro applies thought. Earth heaves a sigh of relief.

Feature story | July 18, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE , India — After nine months of intensive campaigning by Greenpeace activists, two high-profile demonstrations at Wipro’s doorstep, hundreds of calls by our volunteers and supporters to their board number, thousands of forwarded eCards...

High Time for Hi-Tech to Clean Up

Press release | July 11, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace today issued a public challenge to IT giant Wipro and its Chairperson Mr. Azim Premji, demanding that they become the first Indian electronics company to tackle the growing e-waste crisis (1). Greenpeace called on...

Dell responds to Greenpeace challenge; commits to 'greener' PCs

Press release | June 27, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE/AMSTERDAM, India — As a direct result of a sustained international 'Tox-Tech' campaign by Greenpeace, computer giant Dell has announced that it will remove key toxic chemicals from its PCs laptops and other products. The commitment from...

Hi-tech -- Highly Toxic: Greenpeace tells electronics industry leaders to clean up.

Press release | March 9, 2006 at 5:30

BANGALORE/HANNOVER, Germany — As electronic industry leaders gather in Hanover, Germany today, at the world’s largest electronics fair, CeBit, Greenpeace activists erected a Giant robot, at the main entrance, made from electronic waste to remind...

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...

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