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Dell commit to "greener" PCs but survey shows computer users demand even more

Press release | 26 June, 2006 at 2:00

Computer giant Dell's announcement that it will remove key toxic chemicals from its PCs laptops and other products is welcomed by Greenpeace, which is waging a campaign to pressure electronics manufacturers into making their products more...

Dow: be responsible for your mess.

Press release | 30 January, 2003 at 1:00

Toxic waste from Bhopal disaster scene returned to Dow Chemical in Europe

Press release | 21 January, 2003 at 1:00

As business leaders and world governments gather in Davos for this week's World Economic Forum, thirty Greenpeace activists, constituent of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, delivered eighteen barrels of poisonous waste collected...

Justice favours corporate criminals in Bhopal?

Press release | 10 July, 2002 at 2:00

High-Tech industry contaminating rivers and underground water in Asia and Mexico

Press release | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today released ‘Cutting Edge Contamination: A study of environmental pollution during the manufacture of electronic products’ (1). The report shows that some of the electronics industries’ biggest brands, and their suppliers, are...

Substitute with Style - A toxic free sustainable lifestyle.

Publication | 7 July, 2005 at 2:00

Can we live a modern life free of toxic chemicals? Can businesses still compete if they eliminate hazardous substances from their brands? Many major companies have asked themselves these questions and concluded that a toxics-free future is the...

HP, Lenovo and Dell still on the toxic stuff

Feature story | 31 March, 2009 at 2:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for breaking their promises to phase-out toxic chemicals in 2009. Of the world's five top PC makers, only Apple is truly kicking the habit. Meanwhile...

Spanish boat victory

Feature story | 22 October, 2004 at 2:00

The eco-scandal of the MV Ulla, a Spanish vessel that recently sank off Turkey along with its cargo of 2000 tons of hazardous waste, has come to an end thanks to ongoing pressure from Greenpeace.

Security means investing in environment

Feature story | 11 June, 2002 at 2:00

As G8 foreign ministers were set to discuss schemes to counter nuclear and other security threats, Greenpeace called on them to invest in true security rather than squander billions of dollars on destabilizing the planet.

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by...

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 2:00

Dow CEO called upon to accept responsibility for 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster by survivors representatives and Greenpeace at Dow AGM.

Bon voyage, mercury waste

Feature story | 23 May, 2003 at 2:00

A container ship currently heading from southern India to the US represents a small victory in the fight against corporate crime across the globe. The ship is carrying 320 tonnes of toxic mercury contaminated waste which comes from a closed plant...

Ships on the loose: out of sight - out of mind

Press release | 14 April, 2005 at 2:00

European Union must guarantee clean ship breaking to prevent environmental catastrophe in AsiaA week after the global ban on single hull oil tankers there are still such ships that operate outside the law on seas worldwide. As a matter of fact,...

Toxic Bhopal water delivered to Dow chemicals

Press release | 3 December, 2001 at 1:00

Samsung Commits to phase out hazardous chemicals

Press release | 10 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer electronics company Samsung has decided to phase out hazardous chemicals used in its consumer electronics. These chemicals are those that persist in the environment because they are not easily degraded. Samsung's decision was prompted...

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally...

Feature story | 4 May, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists have intercepted a European cargo vessel while it illegally attempted to enter a Turkish shipbreaking yard with dangerous toxic waste.

Reprocessing

Background | 27 June, 2006 at 12:31

Every uranium-fuelled nuclear reactor creates plutonium during routine operation. Every 12-18 months the reactor is shut down, and one quarter of the fuel is discharged, and fresh fuel loaded. The so-called spent fuel consists of plutonium...

Greenpeace report reveals French dairy cattle given water contaminated by leaking...

Press release | 23 May, 2006 at 2:00

Radioactive waste from a storage facility in Normandy, France is leaking into groundwater and is being used by local farmers for their dairy cattle, according to a report published today by French laboratory ACRO (1). Water contamination from...

Indian authorities brand 'Clemenceau' illegal transport

Press release | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

Today the Indian Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) branded the French naval aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, which is being towed to India for scrapping, as an illegal transport due to the hazardous materials, including 500 tonnes of...

Greenpeace calls on France not to scrap deadly Clemenceau in India

Press release | 12 December, 2005 at 1:00

Four Greenpeace climbers today successfully climbed to top of the loading crane at the Port of Toulon, where the Clemenceau, a French Navy air carrier is berthed and preparing to depart to India where it will be finally dismantled. Three other...

Greenpeace joins Global Day of Action Against Corporate Crimes to Commemorate 19th...

Press release | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, Greenpeace and the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB), held a global day of action against corporate crimes. The protests, in 16...

Survivors of worst chemical disaster confront industry executives

Press release | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two women survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical, Union Carbide's new owners. The survivors addressed...

HP, Lenovo and Dell penalised for breaking green IT promises

Feature story | 1 July, 2009 at 2:00

We're giving HP, Lenovo and Dell--the world's biggest PC makers--a penalty point in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, for backtracking on their commitments to eliminate PVC plastic and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature story | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Bhopal survivors continue fight for justice

Feature story | 20 July, 2004 at 2:00

India's Supreme Court has ordered the government to release millions of dollars in compensation for victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. This, and other recent positive developments, are good news for the Bhopal survivors but far from the end...

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Update from the Esperanza

Feature story | 26 October, 2002 at 2:00

Mariek, a Dutch activist on board the Esperanza, sends a first hand account of the Toxics Free Mediterranean tour to date, including a first hand account of their two actions in Spain.

Terror cargo lands in France

Feature story | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

After weeks of cat-and-mouse antics, the Pacific Pintail slipped into the port of Cherbourg with a deadly cargo of Plutonium -- but only after a French court ensured Greenpeace would be kept out of the way.

Dow's fashion show visited by Bhopal survivors

Feature story | 21 September, 2004 at 2:00

At the opening of the Premier Vision textile exhibition in Paris, activists dressed in black t-shirts - each one revealing the faces of Bhopal victims - confronted Dow Chemical as the company presented its new fibre, XLA. Dow Chemical is...

Message in a bottle for Dow

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

It's 19 years since the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India. Deadly gas leaked from the poorly maintained and understaffed plant owned by Union Carbide, killing up to 20,000 people and leaving 120,000 chronically ill. For 19 years...

A slow motion chemical disaster

Feature story | 22 August, 2003 at 2:00

Agent Orange should be a cautionary tale from the past. Containing some of the most toxic chemicals known to man it was sprayed it over huge areas - creating a toxic legacy for those people exposed. The Spolana factory in the Czech Republic...

Hungry for justice

Feature story | 8 May, 2003 at 2:00

Eight days into an indefinite hunger strike, two survivors of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India brought the disaster home to top executives of Dow Chemical. The survivors addressed shareholders and leadership at Dow's Annual...

Take the message direct to Dow Chemical

Feature story | 22 January, 2003 at 1:00

Despite having received over 15,000 emails and many thousands of postcards and letters urging them to clean up their mess in Bhopal, India, Dow Chemical is continuing to ignore growing public outcry. We want that to change today and that is why...

Corporate criminals arrested in Italy

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

In a warning to all irresponsible companies, Italian authorities recently arrested 18 executives and managers of the Italian chemicals firm, Enichem. The company was discovered to be pouring deadly toxic waste directly into the environment with...

Cement giant pollutes Lebanese coast

Feature story | 14 January, 2003 at 1:00

Another oil spill, slick black waters, dead birds, local fishermen's livelihoods ruined. However this spill was not caused by the usual suspects of shady operators running rusting tankers. This spill was cause by the world's biggest cement...

Dow refuses to take back its waste

Feature story | 7 January, 2003 at 1:00

Activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal wanted to give something back to Dow today: a few barrels of the waste the chemical giant refuses to clean up. Dow's response: arrests of over twenty activists.

Charges dropped and apologies offered

Feature story | 3 December, 2002 at 1:00

Specialists and trained activists from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal were brutally assaulted by the police last week when they entered the derelict Union Carbide factory site trying to contain a fraction of the tonnes of...

Activists take action to stop dumping of industrial waste in Greece

Feature story | 21 November, 2002 at 1:00

A team of activists occupied the crane that fills an ocean-dumping barge with ferronickel wastes. Climbers went all the way to the top of the crane arm and paralysed the sea dumping operation.

See you in India...

Feature story | 16 September, 2002 at 2:00

The trade in toxic waste is outlawed in many countries. However this trade still continues away from the public gaze or under another name. We teamed up with internet activists to expose a common form of toxic waste trade.

Carbide Criminal found

Feature story | 29 August, 2002 at 2:00

Warren Anderson, former Union Carbide CEO at the time of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India in 1984, has been found living a life of luxury in New York State. He is wanted in India to face charges of culpable homicide over...

Ship ruled toxic waste

Feature story | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Today the highest court in the Netherlands ruled that a ship containing asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic material should be classified as toxic waste.

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of...

Feature story | 21 February, 2002 at 1:00

Buenos Aires has become the first city in South America to ban the toxic menace of medical waste incineration.

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 2:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

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...

Illegal French nuclear waste dump must be removed and decontaminated

Press release | 29 May, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and France entered the Centre Stockage de la Manche (CSM) nuclear dumpsite at La Hague in Normandy today to demand the removal and decontamination of the dumpsite. At...

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...

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