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Your guide to green electronics

Feature story | August 25, 2006 at 17:39

The biggest names in electronics have just sat their first global exam on their green credentials. Ranked on their use of toxic chemicals and electronic waste (e-waste) policies only Dell and Nokia scraped a barely respectable score while Apple,...

Hi-Tech: Highly toxic

Hub | July 20, 2009 at 11:49

Nokia tops latest Greener Electronics Guide

Feature story | September 16, 2008 at 6:00

Company scores plummeted in the previous edition of Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, when new criteria on climate change were introduced. However, leading brands like Nokia and Samsung are now making significant progress in greening...

Can 2.5 billion gadgets a year be green?

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | September 4, 2014

It's  predicted  we will buy 2.5 billion mobiles, computers and tablets in 2014 and there will soon be more Internet connected devices than people on the planet. As the number of gadgets we own explodes, how they are made, used and...

Tech fair highlights need for clean, green, sustainable gadgets

Press release | October 22, 2016 at 18:23

Manila – Gadgets with longer lifespans, upgradeable modular components, clean and green production technologies, and extended support by manufacturers from design and creation down to take-back and disposal, are not only more desirable, but would...

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...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature story | September 26, 2006 at 6:00

Here at Greenpeace, we love our Macs. But we hate the fact that they're full of toxic chemicals. And we know someone who can do something about it: you.

Zero waste groups back environmentally-sound management of waste electrical and...

Press release | June 3, 2015 at 15:52

Quezon City—Zero waste groups led by the EcoWaste Coalition signified their support for a strong regulation that will promote the environmentally-sound management (ESM) of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), reputedly “the fastest...

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...

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...

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