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Greenpeace protesters target HP

Greenpeace held protests outside Hewlett-Packard's California headquarters and Beijing offices last week over its use of toxic chemicals in the production of PCs and printers.

HP was targeted by Greenpeace for its use of toxic flame retardants. The environmental campaign group wants HP to commit to firm timelines for when it will stop using the chemicals.

A Greenpeace report last month singled out HP for allegedly talking green but not doing enough to turn words into deeds. Although HP was not the only PC manufacturer criticised in the report for using toxic flame retardants, Greenpeace said other manufacturers had made better progress in ending their use.

HP said it provides more recycling solutions globally than any other IT company and its goal is to exceed the European Union's Reduction of Hazardous Substances compliance obligations by meeting the requirements on a worldwide basis.


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