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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.

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature story | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

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.

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...

E-waste

Background | 23 May, 2005 at 10:27

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...

Harry Potter goes green

Press release | 29 September, 2005 at 2:00

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...

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

Publication | 15 August, 2007 at 2:00

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...

Greenpeace forced out of Apple Mac Expo

Press release | 26 October, 2006 at 2:00

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...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today released a report of its’ scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Greenpeace demands halt to U.S. nuclear shipment plans after plutonium contamination...

Press release | 10 September, 2004 at 2:00

In response to yesterday's revelation of an accident at the French Cadarache nuclear plant (1), which has contaminated two workers, Greenpeace has called for the immediate cancellation of next week's plans to send US weapons grade plutonium to...

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

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 2:00

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

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse...

Feature story | 23 May, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace applauded the UK Government’s decision announced today to refuse permission on environmental grounds for a massive expansion of the Edmonton incinerator in North London.

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 21 April, 2016 7 comments

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

Where does e-waste end up?

Background | 24 February, 2009 at 10:10

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...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 2:00

Panasonic remains in 10 place with the same score. It performs best on the energy criteria and is weakest on those relating to e-waste and recycling. thOn energy, Panasonic scores top marks for reporting to the latest...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nokia, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Nokia stays in 1st place with the same score of 7.5 that it scored in v.12. Nokia scores maximum points for its comprehensive voluntary take-back programme, which spans84 countries providing almost 5,000 collection points for end-of-life mobile...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Nintendo remains in last place but with an increased score of 1.4 out of 10, up from 1 point in v.12, for the energy efficiency of its low power AC adaptor for theNintendo DSi that meets the requirements on the external power supply in the Energy...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Motorola remains in 6th place, with a slightly reduced score of 5.3 points, which it loses for only committing to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) inmobile devices and not all its products. Motorola scores relatively well on...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Lenovo, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Lenovo drops from 16th to 17th position with its score remaining on 2.5 points, encumbered by a penalty point imposed for backtracking on its commitment to eliminatePVC and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in all its products by the end of 2009...

Clemenceau still waiting for permission

Press release | 13 January, 2006 at 1:00

The Suez Canal harbour authorities have confirmed with Greenpeace that permission for passage through the channel has still not been granted to the French aircraft carrier – the Clemenceau.

Egyptian authorities threaten return of Clemenceau to France

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 1:00

While Greenpeace continues to occupy the decommissioned French aircraft carrier, Clemenceau, the Egyptian Government has made it clear that unless the ship complies with strict international regulations regarding on board toxic material it will...

Greenpeace stops Clemenceau leaving European territory

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today intercepted and boarded the French aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, raising the stakes in the international row over the decommissioning of the Clemenceau, which has been sent to India for decommissioning despite...

Green gadgets - The search continues

Feature story | 8 January, 2009 at 1:00

The latest survey of greener electronics products has revealed that the greenest consumer electronic products on the market today may have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago, but the industry still has a way to go before...

LG takes up the toxic tech challenge

Feature story | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

"Life's Good" might be the LG motto (LG is an electronics company) but life just got a whole lot better for the planet after LG announced that they are committing to eliminating toxic chemicals from their entire consumer electronics range.

US plans to dump toxic navy ships on poor countries

Feature story | 11 December, 2002 at 1:00

It's a logical premise - industrialised nations should not dump their waste on developing countries. Developing countries have enough problems, they don't need toxic and hazardous wastes dumped on them as well. But logic is not a word that is...

Unique plutonium shipment threat to the Caribbean

Press release | 8 May, 2002 at 2:00

Electronic Companies Race for Top Spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | 6 December, 2006 at 10:34

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Switching on to Green Electronics

Publication | 31 December, 2009 at 1:00

It's time for the electronics industry to green-up: this report details the problems with toxic components, recycling and energy policies, explaining what the industry needs to do to lessen its increasingly negative environmental and social impacts.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Panasonic, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:05

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Panasonic.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Motorola, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Motorola.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Toshiba stays in 5th place with a slight improvement to its score of 5.7, up from 5.5, for improved reporting on the recycling rates for TVs (21.2 percent in 2008) and PCs(12.8 percent) based on sales 10 and 7 years ago, respectively.Toshiba is...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony Ericsson, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:37

Sony Ericsson stays in 3rd place with the same score of 6.5. It is one of the best performers on the toxic chemicals criteria of all the ranked brands and also does wellon energy.It is weakest on waste and recycling issues, scoring nothing on use...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:38

Sony leaps from 12th place to 8th with an improved score of 5.1. It gains points on the precautionary principle criterion and for improving its expression of support forIndividual Producer Responsibility.On energy, Sony scores points on the...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sharp, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Sharp stays in 7th place but with a reduced score of 5.1 points. Sharp gains a point for its support for the precautionary principle but loses a point for the lack of clarity on whetherthe commitment to eliminate phthalates, relates to all...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Samsung, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Samsung holds its position in 2nd place with a slightly reduced score of 6.9, down from 7.1, as a result of failing to extend its take-back programme to non-OECD countries.Samsung scores relatively well on all the criteria.Since November 2007,...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Microsoft, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Microsoft stays in 15th position but with an increased score of 2.7 points, up from 2.5 points, as it has now engaged in an EU coalition supporting Individual ProducerResponsibility. On other e-waste criteria, Microsoft fails to score any points...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips, September 2009

Publication | 30 September, 2009 at 11:39

Philips climbs from 7th to 4th place with an increased score of 5.9 points (up from 5.3), improving its score on e-waste and energy criteria. Philips now supports IndividualProducer Responsibility (IPR), is engaging in a European NGO and industry...

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

Press release | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

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...

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | 23 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace called on dirty electronics companies to clean up their act today, starting with toxic tech giant, Hewlett-Packard. At 08.00 this morning, 15 Greenpeace activists delivered a truckload of electronic waste to the company's European...

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | 24 November, 2008 at 1:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature story | 26 June, 2006 at 2:00

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

Toxic Chemicals in Computers Exposed

Publication | 18 September, 2006 at 2:00

This study was conducted by Greenpeace to gain information on the presence of certain hazardous substances in a range of laptop computers, and to investigate testing methodologies for verifying their presence or absence. Five popular brands of...

Guide to Greener Electronics - Nintendo, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:02

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Nintendo.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Toshiba, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Toshiba.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Philips, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 11:04

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Philips.

Guide to Greener Electronics - Sony Ericsson, January 2010

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 1:00

The 14th (January 2010) Guide to Greener Electronics assessment of Sony Ericsson.

Destination Unknown - European single hull oiltankers: no place to go

Publication | 7 December, 2004 at 1:00

Report looking at what will happen to the single hulled oil tankers being phased out in the EU and how will they be scrapped.

Greenpeace - New Improved Ranking criteria explained

Publication | 6 January, 2010 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics has new and improved sets of criteria for assessing consumer electronics companies practices on toxics, recycling and climate / energy policy.

Guide to Greener Electronics 14th edition

Publication | 7 January, 2010 at 1:00

The 14th Guide to Greener Electronics (January 2010) provides an updated 'green' ranking of 18 consumer electronics producers, based on scores for toxic and climate / energy-related policies.

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