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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Saving Sumatra

Generic multimedia item | 20 October, 2010 at 6:18

During his recent visit to Indonesia, Kumi Naidoo (Greenpeace International Executive Director) and a Greenpeace team flew over Sumatra to bear witness to the forest destruction that is happening there. Rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands in...

Led by the nose - George Bush

Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:54

Who is leading George Bush by the nose on Climate Change policy?

Spank Esso!

Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:49

Esso is killing our planet. Spank them for it!

Swim with the Whales!

Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:40

Some fast facts about whales for kids in a fun cartoon style.

Nuclear Solitaire

Generic multimedia item | 23 April, 2010 at 12:27

Enjoy being a unilateralist with this Nuclear Solitaire game. Every card contains a fact about the nuclear arms race and the "evil-doers" who perpetuate it. Nobody wins at nuclear solitaire.

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