Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

A Greenpeace International report has revealed the progress of the electronics industry in reducing its environmental footprint and laid out the key challenges ahead. While progress has been made over the past few years, for example, many items are now free from the worst chemicals, the report challenges the sector to go even further. Greenpeace is calling on the electronics industry to help us design a different future for our next generations, a future where products are sustainably made, supply chains are free from all hazardous chemicals and manufacturing is powered by renewable energy.

8th March 2005. A small child sitting among cables and e-waste, Guiyu, China. Much of modern electronic equipment contains toxic ingredients. Vast amounts are routinely and often illegally shipped as waste from Europe, USA and Japan to countries in Asia as it is easier and cheaper to dump the problem on poorer countries with lower environmental standards. This practice exposes the workers and communities involved in dismantling e-waste to serious, environmental problems, danger and health hazards.

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Photo essay | 13 September, 2012 at 19:15

Three people tell stories of their Rainbow Warrior experiences as seen through the crew's snapshots and photo albums.

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Photo essay | 27 June, 2012 at 16:29

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Photo essay | 11 April, 2012 at 17:55

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Photo essay | 14 June, 2010 at 18:17

The choice between organic and genetically engineered cotton for farmers in South India. This photo-essay has been released to accompany a case study that shows the economic stability and benefit for Indian farmers of farming cotton organically...

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