Blog: Toxics

Macs now come in green

Posted by jamie — 3 May 2007 at 11:18am - Comments

Tasty news from Apple

Steve Jobs makes the MacWorld speech we've been waiting for

Posted by jamie — 9 January 2007 at 5:44pm - Comments


So Steve Jobs, Apple guru and all-round groovy guy, has made his keynote speech at MacWorld. But there was something missing - no word on what Apple should be doing to sort out the toxics in its iPods, not to mention their shoddy recycling policy. So we've done a little bit of re-editing so we can all hear what Steve should have said.

Electronics companies race to be greener

Posted by bex — 11 December 2006 at 1:12pm - Comments

Electronic waste

Acer and Lenovo are the latest of the top computer makers to commit to stop using the worst toxic chemicals in their products. Along with Motorola these companies are the biggest movers in the latest version of our Guide to Greener Electronics. Disappointingly for Mac fans, Apple has dropped to last place.

The vinyl solution

Posted by jamie — 18 October 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

web_banner_255_176.jpgNow this is fun. Top-notch design studio Freerange Graphics have produced another of their really quite cool online animations, and anyone who's seen cyberpunk animal welfare skit The Meatrix or organic sci-fi rip-off Grocery Store Wars will know they can put a groovy spin on ethically-minded issues.

How the toxic waste was won

Posted by jamie — 29 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments


Sitting behind a desk in London, it's sometimes easy to forget we're part of an organisation working in places all over the planet. The mundanity of everyday life acts a kind of blinker and even with email, the exotic locations some people work in still seem very far away. It's all relative of course, but then something happens to peel back those blinkers and put what we do in context.

Bad vibrations? We expose an EU sex scandal

Posted by bex — 8 September 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

How safe is your sex toy?

Is nothing sacred? A new report released today by our Dutch office reveals that the plastics used to construct a wide range of sex toys contain very high concentrations of hazardous phlalates, toxic chemical softeners used in PVC to make it soft and flexible.

Greenpeace launches new electronics guide

Posted by bex — 25 August 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A stack of old keyboards and other e-waste in Nanyang, China

Sex, lies and hazardous chemicals

Posted by bex — 8 May 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A mother carrying a baby wears a shirt reading "stop contamining my baby!"

What business does a chemical company have between your bedroom sheets? Should chemical companies be meddling with the protection of your health? Of course they should have no business in your sex life or personal health, but unfortunately the chemical industry is fighting hard to protect their privilege to make hazardous chemicals with the potential to seriously affect both.

Growing European tide against PVC

Posted by admin — 2 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - campaigning against toxic toys

Greenpeace today welcomed the growing activities by various governmental bodies in the European Union against environmental pollution caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC). "Within only one week we have seen three official initiatives on PVC which highlight the environmental hazards caused by PVC plastic" said Axel Singhofen from Greenpeace.

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