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Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Feature Story | 2005-03-28 at 6:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's northern New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting...

Samsung and Toshiba new leaders in greener electronics ranking

Feature Story | 2008-03-18 at 8:57

In the latest edition of our quarterly Guide to Greener Electronics Samsung and Toshiba share top spot. Nokia misses out on top spot due to a penalty point for inconsistent global takeback. Nintendo remains rooted to the bottom with only a tiny...

Lobbying for Policy Change

Standard Page | 2011-06-29 at 0:28

Greenpeace is lobbying for the Chinese government to draw up a priority list of hazardous chemicals for reduction, restriction and eventual phase out. We are also working for complete environmental information disclosure: we want a database of...

Electronic Companies Race for Top Spot in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Press release | 2006-12-06 at 7:00

There are encouraging signs that electronic goods such as PCs and mobile phones could become ‘greener’, according to the latest review of electronics manufacturers’ policies published by Greenpeace today. The latest version of the Greenpeace...

Dell commit to "greener" PCs but survey shows computer users demand even more

Press release | 2006-06-27 at 6:00

Computer giant Dell's announcement that it will remove key toxic chemicals from its PCs laptops and other products is welcomed by Greenpeace, which is waging a campaign to pressure electronics manufacturers into making their products more...

Lenovo leaps to the top in Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics; ‘Double Standard’...

Press release | 2007-04-03 at 6:00

Electronic products manufacturers are beginning to jostle for top space on the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics, an updated version of which was released today. Competitive pressure, ongoing dialogue with Greenpeace campaigners and...

The real face of free trade: Greenpeace welcomes WTO delegates to e-waste paradise

Press release | 2005-12-10 at 7:00

Delegates arriving for the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Ministerial Conference were greeted by Greenpeace activists dressed as electronic waste (e-waste), as a warning against further liberalization of trade in industrial goods. Greenpeace...

Greenpeace calls on Hewlett Packard to phase out toxic substances

Press release | 2005-11-17 at 7:00

In an action at the Chinese HQ of Hewlett Packard (HP) in Beijing, two GP volunteers hung a banner reading: "Change + HP = no-toxics is possible". Greenpeace is calling on HP to eliminate the use of harmful substances in its products.

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous E-waste

Press release | 2005-05-25 at 6:00

Greenpeace presented 6 chicken coops of electronic waste (e-waste) to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, implying the uncontrolled flow of e-waste in Hong Kong.

Greener Electronics Guide Updated

Feature Story | 2010-10-26 at 6:00

The latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics exposes the widening gap between companies that make good on their promises to clean up, and those that don't. While some of the top electronics manufacturers are failing to keep...

Cutting edge contamination

Feature Story | 2007-02-08 at 7:00

The electronics industry is often considered a 'clean' industry. But sleek shiny gadgets hide a darker side of the industry. Our new report 'Cutting Edge Contamination' exposes that some of the electronics industries' biggest brands, and their...

Hello? Steve? This is Green my Apple calling on the iPhone.

Feature Story | 2007-01-12 at 20:25

It was holy week in Apple land, when all us loyal Mac fans turn to face the Macworld conference in San Francisco to hear where Apple is going to lead the consumer electronics industry next. But while we waited hopefully for Steve Jobs to announce...

HP rises to the toxic challenge

Feature Story | 2006-03-10 at 8:32

Electronics giant Hewlett Packard has risen to the challenge we set them and committed to a phase out plan for a range of hazardous chemicals in its products. Now we are at the consumer electronics industry's biggest annual event to ask "who's...

Greenpeace Delegation at WTO MC6

Feature Story | 2005-12-08 at 7:00

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference will be held in Hong Kong very soon. Ten Greenpeace delegates from all over the world, including 3 from Greenpeace China, will attend this meeting.

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous e-Waste

Feature Story | 2005-05-25 at 6:00

Greenpeace presented 6 chicken coops of electronic waste (e-waste) to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, implying the uncontrolled flow of e-waste in Hong Kong.

E-waste wave sweeps the globe

Feature Story | 2005-05-23 at 6:00

In the eighth Beijing International High-Tech Expo, Greenpeace China shamed the dirty companies attending the Electronic expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high statue shaped as a wave, built using the companies’ electronic waste collected...

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2009-08-12 at 13:11

Only by eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals can we guarantee for our future generations a clean and healthy planet.

Global high tech industry contaminating waters in Southern China

Press release | 2007-02-08 at 7:00

Greenpeace today released a report demonstrating how some biggest brands of electronics industry, and their suppliers, are contaminating rivers and underground water with a wide range of toxic chemicals, some of which are environmentally persistent.

Greenpeace asks Hewlett Packard to mark their 20th anniversary in China with phase...

Press release | 2005-06-20 at 6:00

Greenpeace volunteers today delivered a “special present” and an open letter to Mr. Mark Hurd, the new HP International CEO, urging HP to commit to a complete toxics phase-out as soon as possible. Mr. Hurd was in China for the first time to...

Greenpeace exposes Hong Kong's role as a free port for China's electronic waste trade

Press release | 2005-03-28 at 6:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence that sites in Hong Kong's New Territories were being used as 'staging points' for the illegal cross-border trade in hazardous electronic waste (e-waste). China enacted a law last year prohibiting the trade...

"Sense and Simplicity" - or simply nonsense?

Feature Story | 2008-06-11 at 10:54

“Sense and Simplicity” became the slogan of the Dutch electronics giant, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV – better known as Philips – in 2004. But when it comes to taking responsibility for the electronic waste (e-waste) generated by their...

Greenpeace Asks IT Industry to Go Toxics Free at Asia's Largest Hi-Tech Expo

Press release | 2006-06-07 at 6:00

Hi-tech industry members attending Computex Taipei, Asia’s largest and world’s 2nd largest technology exhibition, were greeted by a different kind of exhibition today, put on by international environmental group Greenpeace.

Apple moves up the ranks of latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics and Nokia...

Press release | 2007-06-27 at 18:04

Apple has finally moved up from being the lowest-ranked electronics manufacturer in the latest Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics – published today - and may start to rival the other ‘greener’ companies if its much-awaited iPhone becomes the...

Greenpeace intercepts illegal US electronic waste shipment to Hong Kong

Press release | 2008-06-14 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists boarded the Yang Ming Success and prevented the offloading of an illegal container of waste electronic devices (e-waste) from the Port of Oakland in the United States, on its way to Sanshui district in mainland China, via...

Greenpeace exposes the Real Face of Free Trade

Press release | 2005-12-14 at 7:00

Three boats with Greenpeace activists sailed past the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where the World Trade Organisation is meeting this week. Activists on the boat projected a large slogan demanding that delegates `Stop Toxic Trade'...

Greenpeace scales up the pressure on Hewlett Packard

Press release | 2005-12-07 at 7:00

Activists from Greenpeace today delivered postcards carrying pictures and information about the environmental and human health impacts of Chinese electronic waste (e-waste) ‘breaking’ yards to employees to the Chinese headquarters of the computer...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Press release | 2005-08-17 at 13:01

Greenpeace International today released a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as...

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | 2005-05-23 at 6:00

Greenpeace called on dirty electronic companies to clean up their act today. At 10 am this morning, Greenpeace China shamed the dirty companies attending the Electronic expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high statue shaped as a wave, built...

Our latest and greatest guide to greener electronics

Feature Story | 2010-01-21 at 7:00

Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia do well in our updated Guide to Greener Electronics, while Chinese computer maker Lenovo, Samsung, Dell, and LGE disappoint.

Illegal e-waste exposed

Feature Story | 2008-06-14 at 6:00

A container of electronic waste (e-waste) from the port of Oakland in the United States was intercepted in Hong Kong by Greenpeace activists. After months of research, we determined that the container was destined for Sanshui district in mainland...

Where does all the e-waste go?

Feature Story | 2008-02-22 at 7:00

Do you know what happens when you throw out your old electronic gadgets? Probably not, but considering they contain both toxic chemicals and valuable metals you'd think someone would know? Unfortunately our new report 'Toxic Tech: Not in Our...

Apple Greener, Nokia regains lead in electronics ranking

Feature Story | 2007-06-27 at 6:00

The fourth edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics is out now. Apple moves up as a result of Steve Job's "Greener Appple" pledge to phase out PVC and other chemicals from their product line. But Nokia is on top because they've...

Green my Apple, Steve

Feature Story | 2006-09-27 at 9:25

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.

Dell promises greener computers but users want more

Feature Story | 2006-06-27 at 9:52

Dell has become the latest company to promise to remove the worst toxic chemicals from it products, closely following the move of its rival HP. Both companies have been pressured by us to make their products greener and help tackle the growing...

Motorola hangs up on toxic clean up promise

Feature Story | 2006-05-24 at 19:43

US mobile phone company Motorola has backtracked on a promise to remove toxic chemicals from its products. While competitors like Sony Ericsson and Nokia are living up to their commitments to remove toxic chemicals, Motorola is not answering the...

WTO: The real face of free trade

Feature Story | 2005-12-09 at 7:00

A child sits in a mountain of electronic waste, covered in toxic chemicals, pulling apart components to retrieve tiny bits of metal; this is the face of free trade your government does not want you to see. As trade ministers from around the world...

Toxic Technology contaminates e-waste recycling yards in China and India

Feature Story | 2005-08-17 at 6:00

Greenpeace today released a report of its scientific investigations into the hazardous chemicals found in the scrap yards where electronic waste is recycled in China and India. The results from analysing the dust from workshops, as well as...

New Dump Zone found in China for Toxic Electronic Waste: Japan, South Korea Guilty

Feature Story | 2004-04-23 at 6:00

Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) have discovered that China's new thirst for steel and copper scrap to fuel booming infrastructural growth, is allowing significant quantities of highly polluting hazardous electronic waste to enter...

HP and Apple's toxic laptops exposed

Feature Story | 2006-09-18 at 18:05

Some of the best-known laptops are contaminated with some of the worst toxic chemicals. Of the five top brands we tested Hewlett-Packard and Apple laptops showed the worst contamination levels.

Poisoning the poor – Electronic Waste in Ghana

Feature Story | 2008-08-13 at 6:00

Greenpeace has discovered high tech toxic trash (e-waste) causing horrendous pollution in Ghana.

Public Engagement

Standard Page | 2011-06-29 at 0:20

Though many Chinese people suffer from the effects of polluted water, the overall awareness of hazardous chemicals is low. Many villagers who fall ill do not even know why they are sick. Greenpeace is striving to record the story of water...

The Problems

Standard Page | 2011-06-28 at 14:44

Chemical pollution has become a silent threat to the lives of many people in China. As a result of rapid industrial development, millions of people are drinking polluted water, eating polluted food and using everyday objects that contain...

Samsung, it’s time to share your plan for 4.3 million recalled #GalaxyNote7

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | 2016-12-06

It's been over a month since Samsung announced the recall of its Galaxy Note 7 and , although we have had some progress, Samsung has still not announced what it is planning to do with 4.3 million phones! Samsung has a big...

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals. The fan is vain attempt to disperse the highly toxic fumes created by the smelting.

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near an e-waste scrap yard. The circuit boards will be smelted by hand to extract metals. Smelting releases highly poisonous gases and pollutes the environment.

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer waste waiting to be scrapped to recover useful plastics and metals.

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are likely to have been thrown away in Europe, US or Japan and then dumped in China because it is cheaper to dump this hazardous waste in China than dispose of it properly.

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After...

Image | 2005-03-09 at 8:00

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After sorting the circuit boards they will be burned over open fires to extract metals. The smelting releases large amounts of poisonous gases.

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

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