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5 ways to transform your old smartphone into something new

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 18 August, 2016

Take a look in your drawer at home. It’s likely you’ll have a hidden stash of old phones, just sitting there taking up space. Indeed, according to a recent survey conducted by Greenpeace East Asia, in the US people own on average...

Chinese company tops Greenpeace "Green Ranking" of electronics industry

Feature story | 3 April, 2007 at 2:00

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.

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores across...

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores...

The iPhone's ARM processor.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's ARM processor.

Removed

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Removed, the iPhone's screen detached from the battery and processors.

iPhone disassembly in progress.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone disassembly in progress.

One of the connectors used to allow communication

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

One of the connectors used to allow communication between the phone's various components.

Close up of one of the two main circuit boards

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Close up of one of the two main circuit boards. One of which was tested and found to contain high concentrations of bromine.

The iPhone's flexible circuity.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's flexible circuity.

The iPhone with battery and circuitry removed

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone with battery and circuitry removed. The antenna, at the top of the picture contained bromine at high concentrations

A connector, close up.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

A connector, close up.

Circuitry with claims suggesting RhOS compliance

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Circuitry with claims suggesting RhOS compliance

Early in the disassembly

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Early in the disassembly. The iPhone with its back cover removed.

Of the components tested

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Of the components tested, this the headphone socket contained the second highest bromine concentrations. Antimony was also present.

The back of the iPhone prior to disassembly

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The back of the iPhone prior to disassembly.

One of the two main circuit boards of the

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

One of the two main circuit boards of the iPhone. Analysis detected bromine, suggesting that it contains brominated flame retardants

User created design from the Green my Apple

Image | 14 June, 2007 at 2:00

User created design from the Green my Apple campaign.

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Flexible circuitry leading form the headphone socket. Low concentrations of lead were found here.

iPhone packaging

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone packaging

Disassembly progresses with removal of one

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Disassembly progresses with removal of one of the phone's main circuit boards.

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Removal of the rear panel revealing the iPhone's circuitry and battery.

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone's battery and a circuit board. Wires from the iPhone's battery are soldered to the circuit board making replacement and separation for recycling more difficult.

iPhone exposed

Image | 12 September, 2007 at 3:00

iPhone exposed. As disassembly progresses, the iPhone's inner circuitry and components are revealed.

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

The iPhone front prior to disassembly.

Separation of the antenna

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Separation of the antenna, which contained the highest bromine concentrations of all the components analysed.

Located just under the iPhone's back cover

Image | 12 July, 2007 at 3:00

Located just under the iPhone's back cover is the antenna. Of all the components tested, this piece of flexible circuit board was found to contain the highest levels of bromine.

Has Steve really reinvented the phone?

Video | 12 October, 2007 at 12:41

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

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