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What is dioxin?

Page | December 5, 2006 at 23:10

Dioxins and furans are a class of chemical compounds widely recognised as some of the most toxic chemicals ever made by humans. Generally just referred to as dioxins, dioxins and furans have no useful purpose and are produced as the unwanted...

Impacts on health & environment

Page | December 5, 2006 at 23:22

The first evidence of persistent organic pollutant (POPs) related injury to wildlife was discovered in North America in the 1960s, where the population of peregrine falcons was found to be declining due to pesticide contamination. Subsequently, a...

Victory on Incineration

Page | December 6, 2006 at 2:20

In 2002 Greenpeace began a campaign to have the Auckland International Airport incinerator closed and replaced with cleaner technology to treat the quarantine waste.

Stockholm Convention

Page | December 6, 2006 at 2:42

Over 90 governments of the world have signed The Stockholm Convention, which is an International Treaty to ban 12 persistent organic pollutants (also known as the "dirty dozen"). The New Zealand Government signed the Stockholm Convention in May 2001.

Elimination not reduction

Page | December 6, 2006 at 2:50

Dioxin releases must be eliminated, not simply reduced. Because of the persistent nature of these chemicals, and their continual recycling throughout the environment, the current global build-up of dioxin will take years to decrease.

Contamination in New Zealand

Page | December 6, 2006 at 2:54

Dioxins are formed in industrial processes involving chlorine. Burning organic matter in the presence of chlorine, for example waste incineration, burning PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and chlorine-bleached paper, will produce dioxins.

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...

Eliminate toxic chemicals

Hub | December 20, 2006 at 1:33

What you can do

Page | January 10, 2007 at 22:45

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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.

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.

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.


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...

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...

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...

Questions about the Guide to Greener Electronics

Page | June 25, 2008 at 19:05

Here we address common questions about the ranking guide.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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