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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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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,...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Electronics companies have poor policy to combat climate change: Greenpeace's latest...

Feature story | June 25, 2008 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Out of the 22 electronics companies, only Sony-Ericsson and Sony score above 5/10 in the latest version of the Greenpeace Ranking Guide to Greener Electronics, while the overall score on global scale has plummeted as Greenpeace...

Victory – India introduces e-waste law

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | June 15, 2011

When we started our campaign to tackle the global e-waste crisis in 2005 we went to India  to document the terrible environmental and health effects of toxic e-waste being dumped across  Asia and Africa . Just 6 years later we have...

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