Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Toxic-Action-at-the-Dutch-Headquarters-of-Philips-Electronics-27MZIFLRG3R5.htmlConceptually similarToxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsGP01IUSCompleted★★★★Toxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsGP01IUWCompleted★★★★★★Toxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsGP01IUVCompleted★★★★Toxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsGP01IUQCompleted★★★★Toxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsGP01IURCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Philips in AmsterdamGP01IVXCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Philips in AmsterdamGP01IVYCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Philips in AmsterdamGP01IVVCompleted★★★★Toxics Action against Philips in AmsterdamGP01IVZCompleted★★★★View AllGP01IUTToxic Action at the Dutch Headquarters of Philips ElectronicsBottles of heavy polluted water and the report "Toxics for Ghana. The dump of Dutch e-waste in Ghana", are handed out to spokespersons from Philips Electronics. Greenpeace activists protest at their Dutch head office. The banner held up by the activists reads in English: "Philips: be sensible simply stop e-waste dump." This translates to Dutch: "Philips: wees verstandig en stop simpelweg met het dumpen van e-waste". The label on the bottle warns not to ingest the content because it's been taken from a severely polluted lake next to a big scrap market in Ghana.In original language:Toxicactie bij het Nederlandse hoofdkantoor van Philips ElectronicsGreenpeace deelt Ghanese 'souvenirs' uit voor het internationale hoofdkantoor van Philips: kleine flesjes water, zwaar vervuild door giftige stoffen uit illegaal gedumpte elektronica. Ook delen ze een rapport uit "Gif voor Ghana. De dump van Nederlands elektronica-afval in Ghana." Het spandoek leest "Philips: be sensible simply stop e-waste dump".Locations:Amsterdam-Europe-NetherlandsDate:12 Sep, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Xander RemkesMaximum size:2500px X 1667pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Day-Direct communications-Electronic waste-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Philips-Props-Public engagement-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Toxics Action Philips in Amsterdam the NetherlandsGreenpeace activists hand out toxic ‘souvenirs’ at the international head office of Philips Electronics. The ‘souvenirs’ are little bottles of water, heavy polluted by toxics from illegally dumped electronics. With this action, Greenpeace wants to remind Philips of their share in the extreme pollution problems in Ghana. Electronic equipment is now shipped as second hand machines to developing countries, because exporting it as dangerous waste is illegal. But most of the products are defective and go straight to the scrap market. Without any protection they are taken apart by (child) workers. The toxics, released in the process, cause massive pollution of the environment and is very dangerous for people. Greenpeace calls on Philips to ban toxics and take responsibility for collection and correct recycling of their products.