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Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature story | August 5, 2008 at 6:00

The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution is in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous...

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...

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...

Industry Minister must save lives in Map Ta Phut

Feature story | February 5, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists dressed as patients and lying on a hospital bed today gathered in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Industry to demand that the government immediately declare Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone. The activists carried banners...

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...

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.

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Page | September 25, 2006 at 15:59

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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.

Dumpsites to Landfills and Incinerators: A continuing injustice to the poorer...

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | October 17, 2011 1 comment

I was part of the lobby for the passage of the Clean Air Act and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act because I strongly believed that stopping pollution from all possible fronts was achievable. It only needed political will and...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Save Samui island

Generic multimedia item | April 1, 2000 at 6:00

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...

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...

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