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Recycling in Russia: The second life of old things

Blog entry by Violetta Ryabko | 29 April, 2016

Overconsumption is a big problem for some people in Russia. But they don't have access to a proper recycling system. Once a month, people have to carry their separate recyclables to a collection point that's run entirely by volunteers.

E-waste

Background | 23 May, 2005 at 8:27

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...

Where does e-waste end up?

Background | 24 February, 2009 at 9:10

Many old electronic goods gather dust in storage waiting to be reused, recycled or thrown away. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and...

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | 18 September, 2006 at 0:00

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.

Harry Potter goes green

Press release | 29 September, 2005 at 0:00

Two major book publishers are helping to save the world’s ancient forests by printing the new French and German editions of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ on ancient forest friendly paper (1). Both editions will be...

Samsung, the clock is ticking

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 22 March, 2017

Galaxy Note7 is the most talked about phone release in years — unfortunately for Samsung however, for the wrong reasons. Anyone travelling on a plane since November anywhere in the world will have heard about the overheating issues...

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace's high profile 'Green my Apple' stall was shut-down today at the start of the Mac Expo. (1) Organisers of the Mac Expo claimed they had received complaints from unnamed sources. The Greenpeace stall was bought for the three-day expo in...

Individual Producer Responsibility - Helping to solve the e-waste problem and to...

Publication | 15 August, 2007 at 0:00

A briefing on Individual Producer Responsibility.Individual or Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is practiced when manufacturers take responsibility for the environmental and social impacts of their products throughout a product's entire...

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 0:00

Three hundred year old trees logged to make paper? Yes, it happens all the time, but it doesn't have to. Ecologically sound alternatives are there for the choosing. The Forest Guardians paper project is about advocating for these choices - for...

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to...

Feature story | 6 May, 2002 at 0:00

The European vinyl industry proposes a flawed and inadequate voluntary commitment to deal with PVC pollution says Greenpeace

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