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Where does e-waste end up?

Page | February 24, 2009 at 21:10

Many old electronic goods gather dust in storage waiting to be reused, recycled or thrown away. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that as much as three quarters of the computers sold in the US are stockpiled in garages and...

Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Feature story | February 22, 2009 at 21:19

Following a three-year undercover investigation, we’ve shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn't being responsibly recycled like it's supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and...

Scraplife - e-waste in Pakistan

Photo essay | February 19, 2009 at 2:39

Thousands of tons of e-waste – such as discarded PCs, mobile phones and TVs - are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Our research shows that some of this waste is exported to Pakistan.. In the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of...

How the companies line up 9

Page | December 17, 2008 at 3:32

Embed thisWe first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic...

How the companies line up 9

Page | December 17, 2008 at 3:32

Embed thisWe first released our 'Guide to Greener Electronics' in August 2006. The guide ranks the 18 top manufacturers of personal computers, mobile phones, TV's and games consoles according to their policies on toxic...

Apple posts iPhone 3G Environmental Status Report

Blog entry by Nick | July 16, 2008

Last week we called out Apple on the lack of any environmental info on the new iPhone 3G. Pre-launch publicity and specs for the new MacBook Air and iMac included info on how Apple was making progress on eliminating the worst toxic...

A new green iPhone by the end of 2008?

Blog entry by Greg | July 9, 2008

With typical hype and fanfare, Apple’s latest iPhone 3G is hitting stores on Friday. It promises to be faster, better and cheaper, but what have we heard about it being greener than its predecessor? Crickets. An Aucklander by the...

3G iPhone - The G ain’t for Green!

Press release | July 9, 2008 at 0:26

Based on information available on Apple's website (1), it seems the company known for innovation has missed an opportunity to reinvent its new 3G iPhone in green.

Company scores plummet in Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | June 26, 2008 at 23:18

With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the...

Greenpeace - New Improved Ranking criteria explained

Publication | June 26, 2008 at 23:12

From the eighth edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace will score electronics brands on tightened sets of chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) criteria (both of which include new criteria), and on new energy criteria. The...

Questions about the Guide to Greener Electronics

Page | June 25, 2008 at 19:05

Here we address common questions about the ranking guide.

One of the Arts of Greenpeace

Blog entry by RobT | May 16, 2008

It's more than 15 years that I've now been working for Greenpeace, and normally my work involves making the near impossible high profile projects happen on budgets that are way too small with human resources that are far too few. This...

Green drinks II

Blog entry by Kathy | March 20, 2008

Waveney Warth (left) who has pledged to not create any household waste for a year, with Campbell Live reporter Natasha Utting, at Green Drinks on the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov It's a tough life working on a Greenpeace...

Solutions

Page | January 15, 2008 at 1:28

We believe that manufacturers of electronic goods, who have benefited from sales of their products, should take responsibility for them from production through to the end of their lives. To prevent an e-waste crisis, manufacturers must design...

Tasty news from Apple!

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 21:57

We are cheering! Steve Jobs has decided to bring us closer to the greener apple that Mac users all over the world have been asking for.

Whales rot in Iceland

Feature story | January 23, 2007 at 0:27

OK, so let's get this right. Iceland announces the resumption of commercial whaling, kills seven endangered fin whales, but now can't sell the meat.

The Zero Waste alternative

Page | January 22, 2007 at 2:11

Waste disposal is a multi-billion dollar global problem. Currently, waste is either landfilled or incinerated, with severe implications for the environment and human health. Landfills are major producers of methane, and pollute water tables.

What you can do

Page | January 10, 2007 at 22:45

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Eliminate toxic chemicals

Hub | December 20, 2006 at 1:33

What are POPs?

Page | December 6, 2006 at 2:57

The building blocks of living organisms are organic compounds, which contain carbon and hydrogen (and in some cases other elements). These compounds are not indestructible and many breakdown relatively easily. However, humans have learnt to...

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