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E-waste hall of shame

Page | October 31, 2006 at 22:51

Consumer electronics has a dirty side unmentioned in slick advertising. What happens to old electronics products containing hazardous chemicals? Growing amounts end up dumped for unsafe, dirty recycling by hand in China and India.

What's in electronic devices?

Page | June 28, 2005 at 1:22

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials. A mobile phone, for example, contains 500 to 1000 components. Many of these contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals,...


Page | May 23, 2005 at 18:27

The amount of electronic products discarded globally has skyrocketed recently, with 20-50 million tonnes generated every year. If such a huge figure is hard to imagine, think of it like this - if the estimated amount of e-waste generated every...


Hub | March 31, 2005 at 20:19

People Poisoned Daily Tour

Image | March 6, 2005 at 0:00

As part of the People Poisoned Daily Tour, 150 people including local residents, Vietnam Vets, Greenpeace, Sawmill Workers Against Poisons, Paritutu Dioxin Investigation Action Group march to DOWs headquarters in Paritutu. The protesters want DOW...

Kingi Taurua at the launch of Greenpeace's "People Poisoned Daily"

Image | December 2, 2004 at 0:00

Kingi Taurua at the launch of Greenpeace's "People Poisoned Daily" report at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand.

People poisoned daily report

Publication | December 2, 2004 at 0:00

People Poisoned Daily reveals how DOW Agrosciences poisoned not only the people of Paritutu but has left a legacy of chemical poisoning throughout New Zealand. The chemicals 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D which together create Agent Orange were sprayed so...

A study of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposures in Paritutu, New Zealand

Publication | September 10, 2004 at 0:00

A Study of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposures in Paritutu, New Zealand Phase II: Serum Testing An Interim Report to the New Zealand Ministry of Health

Old New Zealand school incinerator

Image | February 1, 2004 at 0:00

An old New Zealand school incinerator poisons students as they play.

18th anniversary of the world's worst chemical disaster

Image | December 3, 2002 at 0:00

On the 18th anniversary of the world's worst chemical disaster, Greenpeace New Zealand joined groups in India and worldwide demanding that Dow takes responsibility for its toxic legacy in Bhopal, India. Greenpeace NZ protested outside the DOW...

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