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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...

Our campaigners have been visiting company

Image | 8 June, 2004 at 3:00

Our campaigners have been visiting company offices to highlight how chemicals in their products are polluting our bodies and encouraging these companies to follow Samsung's lead in committing to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products.

MEP's Support for Substitution in REACH

Publication | 14 May, 2004 at 2:00

If you like to find out if your representative in the European parliament votes for the protection of your health and environment or the interests of industry, check out this document.Please note: This table is gradually being updated as we...

Tests reveal Disney childrenswear contains hazardous chemicals

Press release | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

A Greenpeace report published today shows that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in Disney childrenswear. Disney garments, including T-shirts, pyjamas and underwear, were bought in retail outlets in 19...

Dirty Disney revealed by hazardous chemicals in products

Feature story | 15 April, 2004 at 2:00

Disney is famous for its lovable cartoon characters seen on our screens and in wide range of products found in homes worldwide. What isn't so famous is the fact that some of those products for babies and children contain toxic chemicals hazardous...

Disney clothing conatins toxic chemicals; H&M avoiding these products.

Image | 14 April, 2004 at 3:00

Disney children's wear often contains toxic chemicals. However retailers like H&M, where this outfit was purchased, have pledged to avoid toxic chemical in all its products.

Disney children's wear often contains toxic

Image | 14 April, 2004 at 3:00

Disney children's wear often contains toxic chemicals.

Building a Clean, Sustainable Future

Feature story | 6 April, 2004 at 2:00

A large part of our work is exposing environmental crimes and confronting environmental criminals with the consequences of their actions. However we are not just about whizzing around the high seas in inflatables chasing whaling ships and oil...

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping. Wenling, zhejiang Province, China.

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning of computer waste releases large amounts of toxic fumes.

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals. The fan is vain attempt to disperse the highly toxic fumes created by the smelting.

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near an e-waste scrap yard. The circuit boards will be smelted by hand to extract metals. Smelting releases highly poisonous gases and pollutes the environment.

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer waste on the way to scrapping yards.

Dodgy deals and irresponsible care

Feature story | 16 March, 2004 at 1:00

A recently leaked document has revealed the secret plans of the American Chemistry Council to trash anti-pollution laws in California. The internal memo, a proposal from PR firm Nichols-Dezenhall, outlines tactics such as the creation of phoney...

The Stockholm Convention's entry into force a victory for the environment and our future

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 1:00

Today the 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it will be mandatory for governments to protect the environment and human health from toxic chemicals. (1)

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...

British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry to UK

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening international...

France reclaims toxic ship

Feature story | 27 October, 2003 at 1:00

After being caught illegally exporting ships containing hazardous waste to Turkey, the French military has seized a former french aircraft carrier they had sold for scrapping. This high seas tale exposes again the underhand tactics and cost...

Chemical Legacy - Contamination of the Child

Publication | 20 October, 2003 at 2:00

In early 2003, Greenpeace exposed the presence of persistent, bioaccumulative chemical pollutants in samples of house dust taken from homes across the UK. Research published by Greenpeace in October 2003 reveals that these same chemicals can be...

REACH impact assessment exposes industry scaremongering

Press release | 16 October, 2003 at 2:00

Environmental NGOs welcome the new figures about the cost of the proposed new chemicals policy (REACH) presented today by the Commission to the chemicals industry, member states and environmental NGOs. According to the impact assessment (1),...

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales

Feature story | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

The recent Rainbow Warrior tour of Iceland was not the first time Greenpeace has tangled, or indeed occasionally tangoed, with Iceland on environmental issues. Rémi Parmentier was onboard the maiden voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior on our...

Spectacular footage of activists scaling a chemical factory chimney.

Generic multimedia item | 1 September, 2003 at 3:00

Find out what it takes to get 12 activists, 500 kilo's of gear and a 35x10m banner up a 200m chimney at a global toxic hotspot in the Czech Republic.

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...

Toxics Action Spolana Chemical Plant in Czech Republic

Image | 10 August, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists hang a banner off the 200 meter high chimney of the Spolana Chemical Plant reading "Stop dioxin, mercury, PCB, HCB".

In the half light of dawn the boat approaches

Image | 10 August, 2003 at 3:00

In the half light of dawn the boat approaches the chemical factory. The old outdated and contaminated site is a chemical disaster waiting to happen.

Deadly cost of shipbreaking

Feature story | 15 July, 2003 at 2:00

Politicians deciding on rules for scrapping old ships got a timely reminder when a sculpture, made from the remains of ships taken from Indian shipbreaking yards, was delivered to delegates attending the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)...

Reach Regulation Public Internet Consultation

Publication | 11 July, 2003 at 2:00

Is REACH possible? This is a joint NGO submission for the EU Commission's internet consultation on the proposed Chemicals Policy Reform.

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at

Image | 27 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace installs a giant test tube at the EU chemical industry's meeting venue in Hamburg.

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

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...

Deadly asbestos exported to Asia

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Asbestos is cleaned from buildings in Europe because of the hazards to human health. But Europe still exports asbestos to Asia in the form of old ships full of hazardous waste which are scrapped on beaches by unprotected workers. We are acting to...

A guide and analysis to assist countries with implementing the Stockholm Convention...

Publication | 18 June, 2003 at 2:00

The present paper is intended as an analysis and guide to assist countries with implementation of the POPs treaty, and the development of legislation to address all hazardous substances. The paper provides reference information for the treaty...

Shipping company calls for international mandatory regulation to stop deadly effects...

Press release | 10 June, 2003 at 2:00

One of the world's biggest shipping companies, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), conceded today that international mandatory regulations are necessary to protect workers and prevent environmental pollution at Asian shipbreaking yards. MSC...

Raining chemicals?

Feature story | 28 May, 2003 at 2:00

To most people, it is the pure sweet refreshing act of nature that sometimes soaks you when you least expect it but always washes away the dirt and refreshes the landscape. But along with the rain comes some nasty chemicals where you would least...

Hazardous Chemicals in Precipitation

Publication | 26 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace study showing that rainwater in three European countries is polluted with a range of hazardous chemicals.Scientists analysed 50 samples of rainwater collected by Greenpeace across the Netherlands, with secondary sampling from Belgium...

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers

Image | 14 May, 2003 at 3:00

French actress Marion Cotillard volunteers to have her home tested for toxic chemicals.

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...

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...

Protecting us from the worst chemicals? Delay and indecision from the Prodi Commission

Press release | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

Today, the Prodi Commission failed to endorse the principles for a new EU chemicals policy that had been presented by Commissioners Wallström and Liikanen. Environmental NGOs blame the Commission President for failing to take leadership for what...

Greenpeace exposes hidden poisons in our homes

Press release | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

Consuming Chemicals - Hazardous chemicals in house dust as an indicator of chemical...

Publication | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00

What this report shows is that chemicals that may present a long-term hazard to human health are present in significant amounts in virtually every one of over 100 homes we visited. Here then is a clue as to why levels are increasing,...

Chemical consumers?

Feature story | 30 April, 2003 at 2:00 1 comment

Maybe you live in a nice house, with a sparkling bathroom, comfy carpet, air that smells of alpine meadows and lovely polished surfaces? Well next time you buy polish, shampoo, detergent, toys for your kids or a new television you could also be...

Unborn babies are exposed in the womb to

Image | 23 April, 2003 at 3:00

Unborn babies are exposed in the womb to synthetic chemicals.

Explaining the testing of house dust at the

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Explaining the testing of house dust at the home of Anita Roddick, Bodyshop founder. Results show how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in the home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Explaining the testing of house dust at the

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Explaining the testing of house dust at the home of Anita Roddick, Bodyshop founder. Results show how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in the home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in your home. These chemicals are in everyday consumer products.

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Testing house dust shows how many toxic chemicals could be lurking in your home.

Collecting dust samples from homes to test

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Collecting dust samples from homes to test for the amount of toxic chemicals.

Vacuuming homes to test for the amount of

Image | 1 April, 2003 at 3:00

Vacuuming homes to test for the amount of toxic chemicals.

Plastics industry loses out

Feature story | 20 February, 2003 at 1:00

Many companies, when challenged by us, seek to silence questions through the court rather than provide answers. Production and use of the plastic, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is harmful to people and the environment in many ways. Two of Europe's...

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