A petition was launched about the important votes this week in Brussels on the ecodesign of energy-using products. This petition will show European decision-makers that it is urgent to adopt ambitious policies on major electrical appliances, including personal computers (desktops and laptops) and computer monitors.
During the annual trade show for information and telecommunications technology, the CeBIT - held from March 3-8 in Hannover, Germany - makeITfair calls for ‘green’ IT products. Green products, according to MakeITFair, are not only energy sufficient, but also take into account environmental problems and working conditions of those who manufacture consumer electronics.
Workers at the electronics components company PT Livatec have succeeded in regaining the majority of their unpaid wages by auctioning all of the factory's moveable assets.
The toxic tide of e-waste will be lessened now that electronics giant Philips has agreed to begin to take responsibility for recycling its own products. The more toxic components there are in a product the more costly it is to recycle. Now Philips will have the ultimate incentive to create less toxic products: saving money!
Following a three-year undercover investigation, Greenpeace has shown once again that electronic waste - like your old TV set - still isn't being responsibly recycled like it's supposed to be. Instead, e-waste is being disguised as second-hand goods and shipped off to Nigeria, where it is sold, scrapped or illegally dumped.