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Dumping 4.3 million Samsung phones is an environmental disaster warns Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-11-01 at 14:30

Seoul, 1 November 2016 - Samsung’s lack of transparency on the disposal of Galaxy Note 7 leaves tonnes of precious minerals at risk of being discarded into the environment. According to calculations by Oeko-Institut, a research and consultancy...

China averaged 29 chemical accidents per month so far this year - Greenpeace

Press release | 2016-09-21 at 10:16

Beijing, 21 September, 2016 - 232 chemical-related accidents occurred in China from January to August 2016, an average of 29 per month, according to Greenpeace East Asia’s ‘Chemical Accident Counter’. The accidents caused 199 deaths and 400...

Samsung fails to share a plan to deal with 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-01-23 at 13:56

Seoul, 23 January 2017 - Samsung today announced the results of investigations into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 explosions, but has still failed to publish its plan to deal with the 4.3 million phones recalled worldwide. Greenpeace urges...

Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion on clothes a year

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 15:16

Greenpeace today release a report based on a survey comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer behaviour and attitudes. The survey debunks the myth that "shopping buys you happiness", with a significant proportion of shoppers said that once the...

Global protests push Samsung to finally recycle Galaxy Note 7 - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-03-28 at 11:01

Seoul, 27 March 2017 - Samsung today officially published its plan to deal with the 4.3 million Galaxy Note 7 devices produced and recalled worldwide following battery faults. This major win comes after nearly five months of campaigning and...

Cocktail of chemicals being released from Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park -...

Press release | 2017-05-27 at 17:26

Beijing, 25 May 2017 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation at the Lianyungang Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province has identified 226 organic chemicals in air, soil and water samples taken in the vicinity of the park. Out of this...

Nearly half of Chinese provinces miss water targets, 85% of Shanghai’s river water...

Press release | 2017-06-01 at 9:39

Beijing, 1 June 2017 - Fourteen provinces failed to meet their water quality improvement targets during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), a Greenpeace East Asia report released today shows. As of 2015, 85.3% of water in Shanghai’s major...

Apple, Samsung products among least repairable in new Greenpeace assessment of tech...

Press release | 2017-06-27 at 12:02

San Francisco, 27 June 2017 - Fairphone, Dell and HP are the only companies that make spare parts and repair manuals available to the public, while products from brands such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are among the least easy to repair and...

How Repairable is Your Mobile Device?

Publication | 2017-06-27 at 12:00

How repairable is your mobile device? Greenpeace teamed up with iFixit to assess the repairability of best-selling smart devices.

2017

Hub | 2017-01-23 at 14:54

2017 Toxics Press Releases

China’s e-waste worth $23.8 billion by 2030

Press release | 2019-03-22 at 10:00

Beijing, 22 March 2019 - The value of metals discarded as electronic waste in China will total $23.8 billion USD by 2030, a sum that can be reclaimed through recycling and "urban mining" at cheaper costs than retrieving the same amount of metals...

With poor oversight, China’s industrial parks no match for illegal wastewater dumping

Press release | 2019-05-21 at 9:00

Beijing, 21 May 2019 - With rampant illegal dumping, 18 out of 20 state-investigated Chinese provinces suffer from a severe lack of oversight in the industrial parks that were set up to tighten up wastewater management, which undercuts nationwide...

Exporting Harm: The High-Tech Trashing of Asia

Publication | 2006-08-14 at 12:27

This report reveals one of the primary reasons why action to date in the United States has been woefully inadequate. Rather than having to face the problem squarely, the United States and other rich economies that use most of the world's...

Heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals discharged in China river

Publication | 2010-09-02 at 6:00

Greenpeace investigated a Shenzhen plant (Shenzhen Resources) that specializes in the treatment of various wastes, which are then discharged into the Dongbao River. However, the results indicate that the plant is failing to adequately remove...

Swimming in Poison

Publication | 2010-08-25 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. These chemicals are hazardous, persistent, and bio-accumulative, and have been banned or restricted in EU...

Chemicals Calling for Priority Action

Publication | 2010-07-27 at 6:00

According to a 2009 government inventory, there are over 45,000 chemicals in use in China right now, many of which are potentially dangerous. Greenpeace East Asia conducted a preliminary analysis of this inventory to identify the most potentially...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 2nd Edition

Publication | 2010-01-19 at 11:24

In October 2009, Greenpeace published a report entitled “Poisoning the Pearl: An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta”, where we sampled and analysed effluents from the discharge pipes of five manufacturing...

Poisoning the Pearl River: 1st Edition

Publication | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

An investigation into industrial water pollution in the Pearl River Delta.

Silent Giants

Publication | 2009-10-13 at 6:00

An investigation into corporate environmental information disclosure in China reveals that top Chinese and overseas companies are flouting a new environmental regulation. Meanwhile industrial water pollution remains one of China's key...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

Publication | 2007-04-03 at 6:00

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

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