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Greener Electronics

Topic | 19 November, 2012 at 6:40

Smartphones leaving disastrous environmental footprint, warns new Greenpeace report

Press release | 26 February, 2017 at 22:37

Barcelona, 26 February 2017 - Smartphone production and disposal over the last 10 years is proving to have a significant impact on our planet, according to a Greenpeace USA report released today. The report shows roughly 968 TWh was used to...

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 27 March, 2017 at 15:19

Seoul, 27 March 2017 - Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and...

VICTORY! Philips accepts recycling responsibility

Feature story | 26 February, 2009 at 0:00

We are delighted that Philips has announced a change in its recycling policy, taking responsibility for the cost of recycling its own products. Earlier this week Philips confirmed that these costs should no longer be paid directly by its...

Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 1 November, 2016 at 0:01

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

Recycling of electronic waste in India and China - Full version

Publication | 16 August, 2005 at 0:00

Full report of an investigation in to workplace and environmental contamination in electronic waste recycling yards in India and China.

One phone call could #SaveTheGalaxy

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 21 November, 2016 1 comment

At the beginning of the month we launched a petition to ask Samsung to reuse or recycle materials from 4.3 million Galaxy Note7 phones following its global recall in October. Since then the story has been picked up by ...

Samsung, can you hear us?

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 29 November, 2016

Over the past week we've watched as thousands of people around the world joined our urgent call for Samsung to come up with a concrete plan to reuse or recycle 4.3 million Galaxy Note7s. From Hong Kong to Washington DC, you called...

eZombie Invasion: The scary reality of Mexico’s e-waste problem

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 28 August, 2015

Mexico is suffering from a silent invasion: the invasion of the eZombies. From beyond the grave, millions of toxic electronics are threatening the health of Mexico's rivers, food and its people. The United Nations University ...

Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard (Summary)

Publication | 21 February, 2008 at 9:06

A dangerous new waste stream is rapidly emerging...The fate of large quantities of this so-called e-waste is unknown.

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