Greenpeace-ovi aktivisti iskrcali su 500 TV-a i 100 komada elektronskih naprava ispred Philipsovog sjedišta u Amsterdamu. E-otpad koji bi najvjerojatnije završio na smetlištima Kine, Indije ili Afrike, simbolično su vratili proizvođaču.

Without responsible recycling and voluntary take-back systems, when electronic equipment reaches the end of its useful life, most of it ends up in household waste or is exported – often illegally – to the developing world to deal with. When this discarded e-waste is dumped in Africa, or broken up in the informal recycling yards of Asia, it exposes people and the environment to the cocktail of toxic chemicals still being used to make electronic products.
Unlike other major electronics companies, Philips has no take-back policies for its end-of-life products unless forced to do so by legislation. Unsurprisingly, Philips has been lobbying hard against legislation that makes companies directly responsible for the costs of recycling and safe disposal of their own products. And, on top of all that, Philips has even publicly stated that it is the customer who should pay. The Dutch public beg to differ: an opinion poll carried out in the Netherlands revealed that 94 percent of the public believe that electronics producers should take responsibility for collecting their own electronic waste.

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