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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...

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