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A migrant worker strips plastic from wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

A migrant child from Henan province holds

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor, unprotected, migrant workers.

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires and e-waste. Children can often be found dismantling e-waste containing many hazardous chemicals known to be potentially very damaging to children's health.

Our campaigners have been visiting company

Image | 8 June, 2004 at 3:00

Our campaigners have been visiting company offices to highlight how chemicals in their products are polluting our bodies and encouraging these companies to follow Samsung's lead in committing to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products.

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous

Image | 4 May, 2002 at 2:00

View of ship breaking yard where hazardous materials onboard ships cause pollution and endanger workers.

Toxics Action Spolana Chemical Plant in Czech Republic

Image | 10 August, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists hang a banner off the 200 meter high chimney of the Spolana Chemical Plant reading "Stop dioxin, mercury, PCB, HCB".

Bhopal residents are given the chance to

Image | 14 August, 2000 at 3:00

Bhopal residents are given the chance to send a message to Union Carbide. The company responds by blocking any messages from the residents.

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Toxic water from Bhopal that locals are forced to use because Dow Chemical refuses to clean up the site of the world's worst industrial disaster. The water was delivered to the European headquaters of Dow in Switzerland.

Explaining the testing of house dust at the

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Explaining the testing of house dust at the home of Anita Roddick, Bodyshop founder. Results show how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in the home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in your home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in your home.

Collecting dust samples from homes to test

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Collecting dust samples from homes to test for the amount of toxic chemicals.

Vacuuming homes to test for the amount of

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Vacuuming homes to test for the amount of toxic chemicals.

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay

Image | 19 July, 1997 at 2:00

Chemicals plant in Haifa bay. The sign reads: Industrial waste outflow, do not touch, very dangerous.

Martha Stewart

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Martha Stewart

Image | 26 June, 2002 at 3:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high fat content.

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic

Image | 23 October, 1996 at 3:00

Alternatives to PVC used throughout the Olympic Village.

The hidden dirty side of the Mexican electronics industry

Generic multimedia item | 18 July, 2006 at 18:21

In the Mexican version of Silicon Valley workers in the electronics industry are suffering from the toxic chemicals used by major multinationals in the production process. We are campaigning the electronics industry to reduce its use of toxic...

Spectacular footage of activists scaling a chemical factory chimney.

Generic multimedia item | 1 September, 2003 at 3:00

Find out what it takes to get 12 activists, 500 kilo's of gear and a 35x10m banner up a 200m chimney at a global toxic hotspot in the Czech Republic.

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards from e-waste in a workshop to remove valuable metals. The baking produces highly dangerous fumes and toxic waste which is then dumped.

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu. Along side domestic rubbish the water is badly polluted with toxic waste from the e-waste recycling yards in the town.

Workers unpack a truck

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from being photographed. Guo is the boss of a small workshop that recycles printer refuse and e-trash in Nanyang, near Guiyu in Guangzhou province

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water.

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water. The local water makes the tea turn black, but no one locally knows why, they suspected that it has something to do with the horrific groundwater pollution from...

Old Motorola product at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Old Motorola product at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. While some of its competitors are cleaning up their products Motorola is breaking its clean up promise. This means Motorola's products will continue to pollute.

Part of a IBM computer at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a IBM computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Panasonic computer at a Chinese

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Panasonic computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a computer with a "NYSE property

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a computer with a "NYSE property tag" label at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. This computer was discarded by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and then dumped in China.

Phillips CD

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Phillips CD-rom drive at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Sony CD

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Sony CD-rom drive at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Toshiba computer at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Toshiba computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Motorola satellite receiver at

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Motorola satellite receiver at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Compaq computer at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Compaq computer at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in 2002.

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in 2002.

Apple computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Apple computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Apple computer in a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Apple computer in a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Dell computer waste (e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Dell computer waste (e-waste) in a Chinese scrap yard.

Toxic chemicals found in consumer products

Image | 17 September, 1997 at 3:00

Toxic chemicals found in consumer products are increasingly found in childrens bodies.

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice

Image | 2 November, 2001 at 1:00

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice for Venice' after the acquittal of senior managers of petrochemical companies Enichem and Montedison on charges or environmental pollution and death of workers in 2001.

Victims of industrial disaster, Bhopal 2002

Image | 1 January, 2002 at 2:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

The Death Doctor: 20,000 autopsies so far

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

The Death Doctor, Bhopal 2002 "I must have performed more than 20,000 autopsies so far. No relative of a gas victim can get a compensation claim for a death without my certificate. It has been a nightmarish experience. Especially those initial...

Provider now beggar, due to industrial disaster

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Bhopal, India is the site of the world's worst industrial disaster, where a Union Carbide chemical plant released 40 tonnes of highly toxic methyl isocyanate. The disaster killed thousands and the polluted site of the abandoned factory still...

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge the WTO to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Explaining the testing of house dust at the

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Explaining the testing of house dust at the home of Anita Roddick, Bodyshop founder. Results show how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in the home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Southern "Right" whales protest George Wrong Bush and Australia's inaction on climate change.

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha, challenging the WTO to use the 4th Ministerial Conference to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol.

Bringing Dow's problems to its doorstep.

Generic multimedia item | 3 December, 2002 at 1:00

Bhopal Campaigner Shailendra Yashwant explains the purpose of the protest march and the delivery of toxic waste from Bhopal back to Dow Chemical on the 18th anniversary of the gas disaster.

Raising awareness of the Bhopal disaster in Indian schools

Generic multimedia item | 22 November, 2002 at 1:00

India is the second most populous nation on earth and much of the population is under the age of 18. Greenpeace is relatively new to India and a large part of our work here is raising awareness with the younger generation of environmental...

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