It’s time for the electronics industry to green-up: this report details the problems with toxic components, recycling and energy policies, explaining what the industry needs to do to lessen its increasingly negative environmental and social impacts.

Executive summary: (UPDATED December 2009) This report shows the problems caused by toxic chemicals in electronic products – at all stages of their lifecycle, from production, through manufacture and to the very end of a product’s life – and what measures need to be introduced to address these. We also show how industry is beginning to move forward, pulling the plug on dirty electronics, and what Greenpeace has been doing, and continues to do, in order to show companies the relevant steps that need to be taken. Finally, we show what you can do: the steps you can take towards helping the world switch on to green electronics.

Switching on to Green Electronics [PDF]