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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...

Workers lacking any protective clothing or

Image | 1 October, 2005 at 2:00

Workers lacking any protective clothing or safety training are used to scrap old ships to generate large profits for the shipping industry at the cost of human rights and the environment.

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...

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...

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.

A boy winces at the acrid smoke rising from

Image | 11 August, 2005 at 3:00

A boy winces at the acrid smoke rising from the computer motherboards being melted over open fires in a electronics waste (e-waste) recycling yard in Delhi. Such open air burning of electronics parts to recover metals causes large exposure of...

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...

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...

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Generic multimedia item | 23 May, 2005 at 2:00

Your new phone or new computer could, in a few years, end up dumped as toxic waste in Asia and scrapped by hand. Take a trip through the lifecycle of electronics products to discover the dirty secrets of electronics and solutions to the problem.

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.

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