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TOSHIBA

Magazine Article | November 19, 2012 at 17:40

Toshiba drops to 15th position with 2.3 points. Toshiba has, as of March 2012, removed polyvinyl chloride plastic (PVC) and brominated frame retardants (BFRs) from most parts of its products. External cabling is not included, and not all wiring...

RIM

Magazine Article | November 19, 2012 at 17:40

RIM continues to score low in the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronic, with 2.0 points. It remains in the 16th and lowest position of the companies evaluated.

18th Edition

Magazine Edition | November 19, 2012 at 17:40

This 18th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics evaluates leading consumer electronics companies based on their commitment and progress in three environmental criteria: Energy and Climate, Greener Products, and Sustainable...

Guide to Greener Electronics

Magazine Homepage | November 19, 2012 at 17:40

Every day, more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets to make their lives more productive and fun. Electronic gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we purchase and discard these devices is having a...

Introduction

Magazine Article | November 19, 2012 at 18:00

The Guide to Greener Electronics helps to highlight the competitive, innovative aspects of the consumer electronics sector, and this latest edition profiles a number of new developments.

Electronics companies can lead the way on clean energy - if you push them

Blog entry by Casey Harrell | November 20, 2012

Every day, you rely on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to be more productive, or just to have fun. Gadgets can make our lives better, but the rate at which we collectively purchase and discard them is having a serious impact...

Electronics companies still to eliminate dirty energy from supply chain - Greenpeace

Press release | November 20, 2012 at 9:00

Auckland, 20 November 2012 - Global electronic companies must do more to end the use of climate changing dirty energy in their manufacturing and supply chains, according to a report released today by Greenpeace International.

The toxic tale behind your clothing

Blog entry by Yifang Li | November 20, 2012

What are you wearing today? Touch it. Go on. What does it feel like? Yes, you're touching a piece of clothing. You're touching a type of fabric. You're touching a fashion choice. And yet, there's more to it: You're also touching a...

Zara: Fast fashion, slow to Detox

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | November 26, 2012

Our campaign calling upon Zara to “Detox” began just over 48 hours ago. Already over 200,000 concerned customers, activists and fashionistas have signed up, calling on the world’s largest fashion retailer to create fashion without...

Fashion without pollution. So hot right now.

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | November 27, 2012

Were you thinking about Zara fashions for this season? Maybe these images will make you think twice. There's a good reason even the 'mannequins' are walking out of Zara's stores in protest. Zara has a toxic little secret ... and...

People! Zara commits to go toxic-free

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 29, 2012

Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media.

Let’s give Levi’s 501,000 reasons to Detox

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | December 6, 2012

“From the way we make our products to how we run the company, we’re committed to restoring the environment. Consumers expect this from us, employees demand it, and the planet requires it.” This is a very honourable statement ...

Now is OUR time. Tell Levi’s to Detox!

Blog entry by Tommy Crawford | December 9, 2012

Wow. We are just over 36 hours into our campaign calling on the world’s largest jeans manufacturer to Detox its products and supply chain, and already Levi’s resolve is unraveling at the seams. This is all thanks to YOUR help: More...

Sharing the true facts about your jeans

Blog entry by JulietteH | December 12, 2012

The past few weeks have been slightly guilt inducing at Greenpeace for those of us who consider ourselves fashionistas. And since we launched our report " Toxic Threads " I’ve found it a little harder to slip into my jeans. It used to...

Levi's shapes up to become a Detox leader

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 14, 2012

Levi Strauss & Co. today committed to go toxic-free. Why? Because you and hundreds of thousands of other people demanded that Levi’s “Go Forth and Detox”.   zoom   Levi's commits to Go Forth and Detox ...

G-Star commits to Detox

Blog entry by Ilze Smit | February 1, 2013

Sometimes the longest struggles can be the most rewarding. Today -- after ten months of #PeoplePowered activities and behind-the-scenes haggling -- G-Star has committed to eliminate all uses of hazardous chemicals from its supply...

Bhutan goes organic: a lesson for us all?

Blog entry by Pat C | February 19, 2013

By banning the sales of pesticides and herbicides Bhutan has outlined a clear path for the future of its agriculture: it will become the first wholly organic country in the world. Bhutan was already largely organic, but the recent...

Bond Girl helps Detox the Oscars

Blog entry by Valeria Botte Coca | February 26, 2013

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. One such group of people is the team at Red Carpet Green Dress , who have been busy over the last weeks and months creating a beautiful gown...

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | April 19, 2013

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

Pesticides: the secret ingredient in Chinese herbal products?

Blog entry by Eric Darier | June 25, 2013

Traditional Chinese herbs have a strong reputation for their medicinal benefits, but a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed that these herbs are coated in a toxic cocktail of pesticide residues, posing long-term health risks...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

What is the chemical that just contaminated West Virginia's drinking water?

Blog entry by Claudette Juska | January 13, 2014

A state of emergency has been declared in West Virginia after a chemical spill from Freedom Industries, a Charleston-based chemical company, contaminated the drinking water of 9 counties in the state. So just what was the chemical...

Anadarko Face Largest-ever Clean-up Bill in the US, Plan to Resume Oil Exploration in...

Blog entry by Maya McNicoll | November 11, 2014

Anadarko Petroleum face a clean-up bill of US$5.15 Billion, the largest-ever environmental cleanup bill in the United States. The money will fund a variety of clean up projects across 2,000 U.S. sites, including US$1Billion...

Utmost faith in corporations? You must be kidding me!

Blog entry by Nandikesh Sivalingam | December 4, 2014

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy, the deadliest in human history. The aftereffects continue to haunt the Bhopalis even after the victims’ 3rd generation has been born.

Start your own petition

Hub | April 9, 2015 at 11:32

TOKO.org.nz is Aotearoa’s first ever people powered petition platform. It’s for you to use to make the change you want to see in the world. TOKO enables you to launch, run and deliver your own campaign petition on just about anything, with all...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | June 4, 2015

Four years ago, when we started challenging the fashion industry to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals,  we didn't know how far we could get.  Today, Detox is becoming a standard for textiles; something that brands are proud to be a...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by nyoung | July 6, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

The ninth extinction

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | August 13, 2015

Earth's living community is now suffering the most severe biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, since a meteorite struck near modern Chicxulub, Mexico, injecting dust and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, and devastating 76% of all...

Think Tianjin's bad? There's been more than one chemical explosion in China this year

Blog entry by Yixiu Wu | August 19, 2015

About a week ago, on a late Wednesday night, a sight of almost Armageddon proportions confronted the residents of Tianjin. Whether they witnessed the red and orange blaze shooting up to the sky from their apartment windows; or whether...

How we responded to the crisis that was Tianjin

Blog entry by Eric Liu | September 1, 2015

On Wednesday 12 August, Tianjin’s Binhai port area was rocked by two enormous chemical explosions. Greenpeace East Asia's Beijing team immediately went to the scene to test, check and measure. Here’s what they found. It was...

Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | September 9, 2015

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a...

You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | September 24, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It’s been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question:   “Which of your products...

The story of a spoon

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | October 16, 2015

"You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life... Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to...

Reduce consumption

Page | November 10, 2015 at 9:13

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Sustainable Fashion

Blog entry by Alexandria Green | December 8, 2015

Fashion is an extraordinary medium for self-expression. Too often we forget that what we wear can transcend identity and bear a greater and longer-lasting impression on our environment. In the age of ‘fast fashion’ and accessibility...

9 ways to have a greener Christmas

Blog entry by Kamal Sunker | December 15, 2015

With Christmas just around the corner - we, as consumers have all the power to minimize our environmental impact this festive season! 1. Buy Less Many gifts are gestures of thoughtfulness, there are ways to give more by...

After Tianjin blasts, families struggle to piece their lives back together

Blog entry by Qian Cheng | December 31, 2015

Just before midnight on August 12 2015, two chemical blasts ripped through Tianjin, a major port city in northeastern China, about two hours away from the capital Beijing. So powerful were the explosions they could be seen from space ...

Detox Outdoor

Page | January 25, 2016 at 10:34

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Hazardous chemicals found in outdoor gear

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | January 26, 2016

Remember in September when we asked major outdoor brands if they use PFCs to make their products? Most brands had to admit that they do use PFCs. But they didn’t tell us which products they were in.  So we asked you which...

Leaving Traces

Publication | January 26, 2016 at 13:59

In this latest investigation Greenpeace tested a range of outdoor gear for hazardous per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). The study reveals that not only outdoor clothing and footwear but also camping and hiking equipment such as backpacks,...

Great news for outdoor lovers: high performance without PFCs is possible

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | February 2, 2016

"Going PFC-free in one of the world's most extreme and challenging natural environments is possible. I can do it". This was the idea David Bacci – an Italian professional climber – submitted to us when we asked the outdoor community...

The North Face and Mammut can't take PFC pollution back

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | February 3, 2016

Nature lovers and long-time customers across the globe are asking outdoor brands Mammut and The North Face to stop using hazardous chemicals to produce their gear. The past 4 days alone have seen almost 100 protests in 13 countries...

Every voice counts… even mine: how Fion Lam took action to detox the outdoors

Blog entry by Fion Lam | February 11, 2016

One week, 150 actions, 21 countries. Outdoor lovers around the globe have taken to the streets, shops, fields, mountains and woods everywhere to ask The North Face and Mammut to stay true to their values of love and respect for nature...

Climbing Fitz Roy in Patagonia without PFCs

Blog entry by David Bacci | March 6, 2016

After successfully climbing Cerro Torre, my next goal was to climb the route opened by the legendary Italian climbers Casimiro Ferrari and Vittorio Meles in 1976, called Pilar Este on the Eastern Face of Fitz Roy in Patagonia, on the...

17,000 hazardous chemicals and counting - open-sourcing Greenpeace’s global chemical...

Blog entry by Pierre Terras | April 4, 2016

Greenpeace is campaigning for a toxic-free future where hazardous chemicals are no longer produced, used and dumped into our environment. This includes chemicals which are persistent, toxic, bioaccumulative, carcinogenic and disruptive...

How one woman galvanized a community to fight the landfills plaguing her town

Blog entry by Juraj Rizman | April 19, 2016

The Goldman Environmental prize is one of the world's largest awards to recognise grassroots environmental activists. Its winners are people from around the world who have made significant efforts to protect the natural environment,...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | April 22, 2016

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

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