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CITES: Last Chance for Bluefin Tuna

Publication | 12 March, 2010 at 1:00

Time is running out for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna as commercial mismanagement pushes the species to the brink of extinction.

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...

CeBIT talks green, but the industry has some way to go says Greenpeace Survey

Press release | 5 March, 2008 at 1:00

The Sony Vaio TZ11 notebook, the Sony Ericsson T650i mobile phone and the Sony Ericsson P1i PDA come out on top in Greenpeace's "Searching for Greener Electronics" survey (1), released today at CeBIT(2). But, the race for a green electronic...

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...

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...

A boy stands on the riverbed contaminated

Image | 8 February, 2007 at 1:00

A boy stands on the riverbed contaminated by the outflow of the Compeq factory in the Guangdong Province, China.

Green my (Big) Apple

Feature story | 15 December, 2006 at 17:58

'Tis the season for stockings stuffed with ipods, and Macs nestled under the tree. But this holiday Steve Jobs has the chance to play Santa by making Apple green.

Electronics companies race to be greener

Feature story | 6 December, 2006 at 1:00

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics.

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...

Ranking Shows No Green Electronics On The Market

Press release | 25 August, 2006 at 10:59

Greenpeace today launched the 'Guide to Greener Electronics', which ranks companies on their use of harmful chemicals and electronic waste recycling. (1) The guide will be used to create demand for toxic-free electronics which can be safely...

The hidden dirty side of the Mexican electronics industry

Generic multimedia item | 18 July, 2006 at 18:21

In the Mexican version of Silicon Valley workers in the electronics industry are suffering from the toxic chemicals used by major multinationals in the production process. We are campaigning the electronics industry to reduce its use of toxic...

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...

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...

Everything you didn't want to know about sex...

Press release | 2 May, 2006 at 2:00

Falling sperm counts, rising infertility and genital abnormalities in babies could all result from exposure to hazardous man-made chemicals used in perfumes, carpets, electronics, clothing and a host of other consumer goods, a Greenpeace report...

Swimming in Chemicals - Widespread presence of brominated flame retardants and PCBs...

Publication | 3 November, 2005 at 9:44

European eels from 20 locations in 10 countries across Europe were found to contain varying levels of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Some of the chemicals analysed are in current use while others have...

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.

Man made chemicals in Maternal and Umbilical cord blood

Publication | 8 September, 2005 at 2:00

Detailed testing results from the TNO laboratory analysis for the report "A present for life" which confirms that known or suspected hazardous chemicals from eight chemical groups are commonly present in umbilical cord blood.

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.

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...

The hazards of superheroes and their friends

Press release | 29 April, 2005 at 2:00

New test results commissioned by Greenpeace reveal that consumer goods aimed at children and babies contained the highest levels of toxic substances, out of a shopping basket of everyday articles. Dolls Spiderman flip ‘n zip and Mattel’s Barbie...

Big brands and fashion models take serious message down the catwalk in Brussels

Press release | 25 April, 2005 at 2:00

Models, music and human health come together at a fashion show aimed at members of the European Parliament and Council in Brussels tomorrow.

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.

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Compaq monitor at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard. Compaq merged with Hewlett Packard in 2002.

Apple computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Apple computer keyboard in a pile of keyboards at a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Apple computer in a Chinese e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Apple computer in a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Dell computer waste (e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Dell computer waste (e-waste) in a Chinese scrap yard.

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from being photographed. Guo is the boss of a small workshop that recycles printer refuse and e-trash in Nanyang, near Guiyu in Guangzhou province

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After sorting the circuit boards they will be burned over open fires to extract metals. The smelting releases large amounts of poisonous gases.

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards from e-waste in a workshop to remove valuable metals. The baking produces highly dangerous fumes and toxic waste which is then dumped.

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu. Along side domestic rubbish the water is badly polluted with toxic waste from the e-waste recycling yards in the town.

Workers unpack a truck

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water.

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water. The local water makes the tea turn black, but no one locally knows why, they suspected that it has something to do with the horrific groundwater pollution from...

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are likely to have been thrown away in Europe, US or Japan and then dumped in China because it is cheaper to dump this hazardous waste in China than dispose of it properly.

Owner of an e

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer waste waiting to be scrapped to recover useful plastics and metals.

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

A migrant child from Henan province holds

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor, unprotected, migrant workers.

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A Chinese child sits amongst a pile of wires and e-waste. Children can often be found dismantling e-waste containing many hazardous chemicals known to be potentially very damaging to children's health.

The scent of chemicals

Feature story | 10 February, 2005 at 1:00

When you buy a gift for a loved one you don't expect that it might come with a dose of harmful chemicals. But if you are buying certain perfumes this Valentine's day that's exactly what you'll get.

Dioxin - Closer than you think!

Feature story | 20 December, 2004 at 1:00

The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the alledged poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.

Samsung cleans up

Feature story | 17 June, 2004 at 2:00

Consumer power scored another victory recently with the announcement from electronics giant Samsung that it plans to phase out hazardous chemicals in its products. Seeing its brand-name products graded red - as containing hazardous chemicals - on...

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