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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...

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...

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.

Unforgettable Commemoration

Press release | 2004-12-04 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists around the world are remembering the world's worst industrial disaster, twenty years after a toxic gas leak killed and maimed thousands in the Indian city of Bhopal. "Twenty years on, people in Bhopal are still suffering...

Textile Towns in China Pay High Environmental Toll for Export Economy

Press release | 2010-11-30 at 7:00

Greenpeace investigations have found widespread pollution, including high concentrations of heavy metals, in Xintang and Gurao, two textile factory towns in Guangdong province that make blue jeans and bras, respectively. Greenpeace calls upon the...

Hormone Disruptors Found in Wild Yangtze River Fish

Press release | 2010-08-25 at 6:00

A new Greenpeace study has revealed the widespread presence of hazardous chemicals in wild fish caught along the length of the Yangtze River. Some of these chemicals have been banned or are under restricted use in European Union nations as well...

Greenpeace welcomes Guangdong’s move to blacklist 20 polluting companies

Press release | 2010-02-01 at 7:00

Greenpeace welcomed today the decision by the Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau to blacklist 20 polluting companies for failing to meet water discharge standards.

Gaps in pollution law poisons China's Pearl River

Press release | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

According to new Greenpeace research published today, industrial discharges are poisoning China’s Pearl River Delta.

Top Corporations Break New Environmental Regulation in China

Press release | 2009-10-13 at 12:40

Eighteen top multinational and Chinese corporations, including Shell and Sinopec, violated a new Chinese environmental regulation in its first year of enforcement, a Greenpeace report has shown.

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: Sichuan Chemical Plants Need Further Monitoring

Press release | 2008-05-21 at 6:00

Greenpeace, in response to the tragic Sichuan Earthquake on May 12th, have sent a research team to the site to identify and monitor possible environmental hazards triggered by the earthquake. The team has discovered that a small-scale chemical...

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'...

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 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...

Greenpeace calls on the government to protect local people and environment from...

Press release | 2005-11-25 at 16:56

Greenpeace called on the Chinese government to adopt every prompt and effective measure to protect the health of the local people and the environment from the pollution caused by an explosion at a chemical factory in the Jilin Province on 13...

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.

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...

Excessive ‘Gender-Bending’ Chemicals Found in Plastic ‘Toxic Toys’

Press release | 2011-05-18 at 13:01

Beijing - Greenpeace has found high levels of phthalates banned by the EU and the US in children’s products and toys made from vinyl plastic (also called polyvinyl chloride, or PVC) on the Chinese market. Phthalates are plastic softeners widely...

Nike, Adidas and Li Ning: Detox the world's water

Feature Story | 2011-07-12 at 19:32

Game on, Nike, Adidas and Li Ning. Greenpeace is calling you out to see which one of you is stronger on the flats, quicker on the breaks, turns faster and plays harder at a game we're calling 'Detox': Who'll be the first to take action and...

Undercover investigation reveals suppliers of top clothing brands polluting China’s...

Press release | 2011-07-13 at 10:29

Beijing — Greenpeace released new evidence showing that the suppliers of major clothing brands, including sportswear giants Adidas, Nike and Li Ning, are polluting rivers part of the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas in China. Greenpeace’s Dirty...

Puma makes historic commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its global...

Press release | 2011-07-26 at 23:11

Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, became the first company to publicly commit to eliminate all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product lifecycle and across its global supply chain by 2020 (1). The move comes...

Nike leaps ahead of Adidas and Li Ning in commitment to end toxic discharge

Press release | 2011-08-19 at 10:49

Beijing – The world's largest sportswear brand, Nike, has today committed to eliminate all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain by 2020 following a Greenpeace challenge to 'Detox'.

Greenpeace says China's Li Ning detox offer not over finish line yet

Press release | 2011-08-25 at 11:05

Beijing – Greenpeace said today an offer by Li Ning, one of China's leading sports clothing companies, to reduce its use of toxic chemicals is insufficient following commitments by some of the world's leading clothing brands to detox their...

H&M's "Detox" commitment set to be this season's hottest fashion trend

Press release | 2011-09-20 at 14:17

Beijing/Stockholm – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following pressure from Greenpeace.

Chromium waste dumpers in Yunnan taken to court

Feature Story | 2011-11-02 at 16:28

Two months after illegally dumping toxic chromium waste in eastern Yunnan province, likely causing cancer in local residents and attracting national media attention, Luliang Chemical Co. is still under the microscope. By Evan Brooks.

Major brands set to execute promises to detoxify their clothes

Press release | 2011-11-22 at 10:39

Beijing – Greenpeace yesterday lauded a plan published by international clothing companies Adidas, H&M, Nike and Puma that sets out to realistically execute promises made earlier in the year for the elimination of all releases of hazardous...

Toxic heavy metals found in children's products on the Chinese market

Feature Story | 2011-12-07 at 11:18 1 comment

For many people around the world, particularly the little people under 12, Christmas is the best time of the year. Even in China where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, Chinese New Year follows shortly after in January or February and is...

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...

Hope and Pain: A Greenpeace Exhibit at 798 Art District

Feature Story | 2010-09-27 at 6:00

Come see Greenpeace's photo exhibit Hope & Pain: An Exhibition of Water Pollution at Inter Gallery from Sept 26 to Oct 3. This moving exhibit features work by Eugene Smith, Aileen Mioko Smith, Lu Guang and Joseph Ellis.

Swimming in Poison: A hazardous chemical cocktail found in Yangtze River Fish

Feature Story | 2010-08-26 at 6:00

The Yangtze River flows through China's heartland, feeding 400 million people and providing drinking water to 186 cities. Yet this life-giving river is far from pristine. As a new Greenpeace report shows, its fish are tainted with hazardous...

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.

Playing dirty: how factories hide their pollution in China

Feature Story | 2009-11-03 at 13:20

There are lots of ways to fool environmental inspectors. Here we take a look at how factories in China do it.

Poisoning the Pearl River

Feature Story | 2009-10-28 at 7:00

It’s not for nothing that the Pearl River Delta region is known as the ‘world’s factory floor.’ In 2007, 30 percent of China’s exports were made here. But, as a new Greenpeace China report finds out, the region is paying a deadly price in pollution.

China’s cancer: water pollution

Feature Story | 2009-03-20 at 12:20

China's water pollution has reached grave proportions. Greenpeace China Toxics Campaigner Mariah Zhao explains how a visit to a "cancer" village in Jiangsu province solidifed her resolve to stop this human tragedy.

BASF: the bad boy in China?

Feature Story | 2009-02-13 at 7:00

It sounds great, doesn’t it? BASF wants to build a mega factory bringing thousands of jobs to China’s poor western region. Not so fast.

Go go gadget green

Feature Story | 2009-01-13 at 7:00

How green are the latest gadgets? Not as green as we’d like but getting better. Greenpeace checked out 50 products by 15 major companies for their enviro street cred. Who came on top?

Gadgets get greener says our new guide

Feature Story | 2008-09-19 at 13:28

Top brands like Nokia and Samsung are getting greener, according to the latest edition of the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics. Read on to check out the guide and see if your favourite brand is really that eco-friendly.

Tasty new Apple iPods

Feature Story | 2008-09-16 at 6:00

Apple’s new line of iPods gets our green seal of approval, but we are still waiting for iPhones and Macs to stop using toxic chemicals.

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.

3 Teams Visit Earthquake Aftermath

Feature Story | 2008-05-30 at 6:00

May 30. In an effort to accelerate the identification of hazardous chemical plants in the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone, Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the quake has expanded into three branches. Each departing from Deyang, they...

Exposed Phosphoric Sludge Threatens Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-27 at 6:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone has discovered a large amount of exposed phosphoric sludge directly downstream from a possible flood. Our team immediately notified the government of the situation.

Government Quick to React to 18 Tons of Sulphuric Acid at Earthquake Zone

Feature Story | 2008-05-23 at 6:00

Greenpeace’s research team at the site of the Sichuan earthquake discovered a chemical plant with stores of the highly volatile chemical, concentrated sulphuric acid, as well as other toxic chemical wastes. Jiangyou City, where the plant is...

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...

Green apple not quite ripe?

Feature Story | 2008-01-17 at 11:40

Every Macworld brings something new to Mac lovers. This year, Steve Jobs pulled out an interoffice envelope, opened the flap and revealed the new “ MacBook Air” – the thinnest notebook computer on the planet. For us though the highlight of the...

iPhone's hazardous chemicals

Feature Story | 2007-10-16 at 12:15

Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.

Green my Apple gossip

Feature Story | 2007-02-15 at 10:19

All the popular people get lots of mail on Valentine's Day. But Apple boss Steve Jobs has been getting messages for a while from Apple fans asking for a green Apple. Now news reaches us that Steve may just be considering sending a little green...

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 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.

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