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TOXICS RELOADED

Publication | July 2, 2003 at 8:00

Revisiting the Impacts of Lead Battery Waste Trade and Recycling in the Philippines

Toxic Tech - Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Publication | June 2, 2005 at 8:00

The world is consuming more and more electronic products every year. This has caused a dangerous explosion in electronic scrap (e-waste) containing toxic chemicals and heavy metals that cannot be disposed of or recycled safely. But this problem...

Extended Producer Responsibility

Publication | June 23, 2005 at 20:34

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new product-oriented policy developed in Europe to deal with problematic waste streams, such as waste from consumer electronic products and scrapped cars. It aims to encourage producers to prevent...

Toxic Tech - Chemicals in Electronics

Publication | July 19, 2005 at 19:25

The dangerous chemicals in electronic products: Electronic products are a complex mixture of several hundred components, many of which contain heavy metals and hazardous chemicals. These dangerous substances cause serious pollution and put...

POPs

Hub | April 4, 2006 at 13:34

The e-waste problem

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:35

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...

Where does e-waste end up?

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:36

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...

What's in electronic devices?

Page | April 4, 2006 at 13:36

Electronic devices are a complex mixture of several hundred materials, many of which contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium and hazardous chemicals, such as brominated flame retardants. Polluting PVC plastic is...

HP tops most toxic notebook PCs

Feature story | September 18, 2006 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists staged a picket at the office of computer giant Hewlett-Packard in Bangkok in protest against the use of toxic substances in its PCs.

Toxic substances in laptops: Greenpeace study exposes HP’s lie

Press release | September 18, 2006 at 8:00

A Greenpeace study has revealed the presence of toxic substances in well-known brand laptops, with HP and Apple having the highest contamination levels(1). HP’s statement on its website that brominated flame retardant (BFR) decaBDE had been...

Senate must reject JPEPA and ratify Basel Ban

Press release | October 25, 2006 at 8:00

Calling the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) toxic trade of the worst kind, Greenpeace urged the Philippine Senate today to completely reject the agreement and ratify the Basel Ban to prevent the country from being a legal...

Greenpeace statement on the Senate Trade Committee hearing today on the...

Press release | November 7, 2006 at 8:00

Von Hernandez, Campaigns Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia said: “Greenpeace welcomes moves by the Senate to scrutinize the JPEPA, in particular its provisions which tend to encourage the dumping of hazardous waste from Japan to the...

Thai-Japan free trade pact allows dumping of toxic waste to the Kingdom

Press release | December 1, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace and FTA Watch today condemned the impending Thai-Japan free trade pact for including provisions that would allow Japan to dump its toxic waste and hazardous chemicals into the Kingdom. The Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement...

Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | December 6, 2006 at 12:44

Greenpeace wants to see electronics companies clean up their act. Substituting harmful chemicals in the production of electronics will prevent worker exposure to these substances and contamination of communities that neighbour production...

South Korea Breaks Rank with anti-Basel Ban Block: Environmental Groups Laud Move,...

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 8:00

Environmental groups lauded South Korea's support, together with the Arab region, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Norway, for the early entry into force of the Basel Convention's Ban Amendment, which prohibits developed nations from exporting toxic wastes to...

JTEPA - A Free Waste Trade Agreement

Feature story | January 9, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists picketed the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok with banners and barrels stating “Thailand is not Japan’s waste bin” in protest against the upcoming free-trade agreement, Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA) which...

Japan's nuke waste knocking on Philippine doors

Press release | January 26, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today warned that the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA, now awaiting Senate ratification, includes dangerous provisions that would encourage the export of Japan’s nuclear and radioactive waste into the country.

Japan “Twisting Arms” of Asian Neighbors to Take Toxic Waste

Press release | February 16, 2007 at 8:00

Environmental organizationsi today condemned the Japanese government for conducting an aggressive campaign aimed at reversing international laws that currently strictly control and prohibit the export of hazardous waste. They presented new...

Toxic Trade

Hub | February 23, 2007 at 12:44

Greenpeace appeals for scrapping of waste provision in JTEPA ahead of Thai PM's visit...

Press release | March 30, 2007 at 8:00

Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace campaigner said: “Greeenpeace is appealing to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont to abstain from inking the JTEPA deal during his visit to Japan next week, unless the toxic and nuclear waste liberalization provisions...

Groups Slam Japan's Waste Colonialism

Feature story | May 2, 2007 at 6:00

Environmental and civil society groups from around the globe today blasted the Japanese government for what they view as Japan's sinister plot to establish waste colonies in Asia by liberalizing trade in toxic wastes via bilateral trade and...

STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE

Image | May 2, 2007 at 6:00

STOP TOXIC WASTE TRADE. Environmental health and justice activists satirized the famed flag-raising during the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. In this parody of the celebrated Iwo Jima scene held in front of the Japanese Embassy in Pasay City...

'Diplomatic exchange' on JPEPA toxic provisions not enough, Greenpeace says

Press release | May 28, 2007 at 8:00

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo announced that the Japanese government has confirmed that Japan will not export toxic waste to the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The...

Wastes Ahoy?

Feature story | September 10, 2007 at 6:00

September 9 marks the anniversary of the signing of the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in Helsinki, Finland.

Civil society groups train their eyes on the Senate as hearings on JPEPA set to start

Feature story | September 10, 2007 at 6:00

Marking the anniversary of the signing of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), civil society groups from the Magkaisa Junk JPEPA Coalition (MJJC) converged today at the Philippine Senate to signify the people’s intention...

Over 200 protesters gathered outside the

Image | October 5, 2007 at 13:54

Over 200 protesters gathered outside the Senate gates to depict their outrage over Japan's intent to send toxic wastes to the Philippines and to call on the Senate to reject the JPEPA. The protesters erected a mock pirate ship laden with wastes...

Eliminate toxic chemicals

Hub | May 16, 2008 at 17:28

Greenpeace Statement on the Ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic...

Press release | October 9, 2008 at 14:05

Close to midnight Wednesday, 8 October 2008, before Congress went on recess, the Philippine Senate ratified the controversial Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) voting 16-4.

Greener Electronics – Major companies fail to show climate leadership

Feature story | December 12, 2008 at 7:00

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims, major companies like Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo, LG, Samsung and Apple are failing to support the...

Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics version 10: companies are stalling on real...

Press release | December 12, 2008 at 8:00

Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands still show little engagement with...

Guide to Greener Electronics - 10th Edition November 08

Publication | December 12, 2008 at 14:10

The Greener Electronics Guide is our way of getting the electronics industry to take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of its products. We want it to face up to the problem of e-waste and take on the challenge of tackling climate change.

Greenpeace statement on the construction of the San Mateo landfill

Press release | January 18, 2009 at 8:00

Hundreds of bikers representing civil society and environmental groups today staged a 9 kilometer bike rally from Maarat Road in San Mateo to the Nuestra Senora de Aransasu Church to call on the Rizal Provincial Government to halt the...

Hi-Tech: Highly toxic

Hub | July 20, 2009 at 11:49

Green points for Hewlett Packard and Apple

Feature story | September 30, 2009 at 6:00

As a highlight of Iloilo IT Week 2009, Greenpeace released the latest edition of its Guide to Greener Electronics, which showed encouraging news from HP and Apple in their positive responses to Greenpeace’s campaign for greener electronics.

Environmental activists take action against dumping of flood wastes and debris into...

Feature story | October 16, 2009 at 6:00

The Greenpeace Water Patrol, EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan today trooped to the Nangka River to expose the illegal dumping of flood garbage and debris into the River by the Marikina government and the Metropolitan Manila Development...

Volunteers from Greenpeace Water Patrol

Image | October 16, 2009 at 6:00

Volunteers from Greenpeace Water Patrol, Ecowaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan protest the illegal dumping of garbage and flood debris along the banks of Nangka River by the Marikina government and the Metro Manila Development Authority. ...

Volunteers from Greenpeace Water Patrol

Image | October 16, 2009 at 6:00

Volunteers from Greenpeace Water Patrol, Ecowaste Coalition and Buklod Tao Kalikasan protest the illegal dumping of garbage and flood debris along the banks of Nangka River by the Marikina government and the Metro Manila Development Authority.

Mark Dia: volunteer since 1994

Blog entry by Mitch Rosal | November 18, 2010

This year Greenpeace Southeast Asia is celebrating our tenth year as an office in the region.  But did you know that we were already working here well before the year 2000?  Mark Dia, Philippines country representative, is possibly one...

Mark Dia: Volunteer since 1994

Image gallery | November 18, 2010

Greenpeace Southeast Asia: how we began

Image gallery | November 25, 2010

Greenpeace Southeast Asia: how we began

Blog entry by Mitch Rosal | November 25, 2010

Before Greenpeace Southeast Asia was formally established in 2000, the environment group has already been campaigning against different environmental threats in the region; calling attention to governments and communities about...

Groups demand immediate return of Canadian toxic waste

Press release | October 21, 2014 at 15:30

As the illegal Canadian toxic waste shipments fester in Philippine ports for 16 months, public furor over the Canadian government’s brazen defiance of international law erupted anew in Manila as environment and public health groups staged a...

Canada pick up your waste now!

Image gallery | October 21, 2014

Make our Christmas Toxic-Free

Press release | December 22, 2014 at 15:33

Metro Manila – Environmental and public health organizations gather in front of the Canadian Embassy carrying a giant Christmas tree and a card containing their call for Canada to take back their illegal toxic waste shipment that is currently...

Groups tell PHL government: Be courageous against Canada waste

Press release | April 8, 2015 at 17:54

Manila, Philippines – Environmental and public health groups tell the Philippine government agencies to be more courageous against the dirty tactics of Canada concerning the latter’s illegal waste exports that were intercepted in the Port of...

On eve of state visit, PNoy told: Do not forget the illegally-shipped Canadian wastes

Press release | May 4, 2015 at 22:21

Manila, Philippines—Environmental justice and public health groups tell President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to not forget the illegal Canadian waste issue as he leaves for a state visit in Canada this week.

Prime Minister Trudeau: Take the moral high ground and take back your country’s wastes!

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | November 17, 2015

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, First, let me congratulate you and your cabinet on your historic win. The values you stand for are a glimmer of hope in this bleak and dreary world. Some 103 container vans containing garbage from...

Green groups cheer impending return of Canada garbage to its origin

Press release | September 7, 2016 at 14:35

7 September 2016, Quezon City.  Green groups lauded the decision by a government inter-agency committee to re-export illegal garbage shipments to Canada as a triumph for national dignity and a victory for environmental justice.

Greenpeace statement on the Australian waste found in Misamis Oriental

Press release | May 23, 2019 at 15:12

Seven container vans of Australian waste was recently discovered in Misamis Oriental, which is said to be consigned to Holcim Philippines, Inc. In an interview, Holcim said they will use the garbage as an alternative fuel for producing cement.

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