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 Myrthe Verwije

 

Petition about the votes in Brussels on the ecodesign of energy-using products

Petition about the votes in Brussels on the ecodesign of energy-using products

Mar 10, 2009

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.

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‘Green’ IT? Energy efficiency is just the beginning

‘Green’ IT? Energy efficiency is just the beginning

Mar 02, 2009

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.

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Indonesian workers auction factory assets, regain unpaid wages

Mar 02, 2009

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.

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Greenpeace announces victory: Philips accepts recycling responsibility

Greenpeace announces victory: Philips accepts recycling responsibility

Mar 02, 2009

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!

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Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Undercover operation exposes illegal dumping of e-waste in Nigeria

Feb 24, 2009

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.

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