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Clicking Clean

January 2017

The internet will likely be the largest single thing we build as a species. Tasked with creating and then catering to the world’s insatiable appetite for messages, photos, and streaming…

Green Gadgets: Designing the Future

September 2014

Today, more and more people around the world rely on laptops, phones and tablets as an essential part of their everyday lives. However, the rate at which they purchase and…

Cool IT Leaderboard

April 2013

The Cool IT Leaderboard evaluates global IT companies on their leadership in the fight to stop climate change. The IT sector possesses the innovative spirit, technological know-how, and political influence…

Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Wildlife

August 2012

It is now very evident that the temperatures in the Arctic are warming due to climate change, with a resulting impact on sea ice. Over the past 100 years, average…

Apple Clean Energy Road Map

July 2012

The following analysis updates our evaluation of Apple to account for its recent clean energy announcements, and outlines the additional steps Apple should take to fulfill its laudable ambition to…

How Clean is Your Cloud?

April 2012

How much energy is required to power the ever-expanding online world? What percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the IT sector? This report takes a look at…

How dirty is your data?

April 2011

“How Dirty Is Your Data?” is the first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies including Akamai, Amazon.com (Amazon Web Services), Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft,…

Green Electronics Survey #3

January 2011

Greenpeace congratulates the electronics industry on making progress the many technical hurdles it has been facing – but we also show that the industry hasn’t finished finding green solutions just…

Make IT Green: Cloud computing and its contribution to climate change

March 2010

It is clear that as the energy demand of the internet grows, with the shift to cloud computing, the supply of renewable energy must also keep pace to prevent having…

Toxic Transformers Briefing

February 2010

This briefing summarises a recent report from Greenpeace that pulls together evidence demonstrating the human health and environmental impacts of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that contain brominated and chlorinated…

Switching on to Green Electronics

December 2009

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…

Recycling of electronic waste in India and China – Summary

August 2005

Expansion of the global market for electrical and electronic products continues to accelerate, while the lifespan of the products is dropping, resulting in a corresponding explosion in electronic scrap.