A Different Environmental Roof, Greenpeace Paints “Hazardous” on HP’s Rooftop

We’re use to seeing solar panels put on rooftops for an environmental statement.  Greenpeace made their own environmental statement by painting “Hazardous Products” on  HP’s roof.

Greenpeace Paints 'Hazardous' on HP's Roof Over Toxics Use

Jeff Bertolucci, PC World

Jul 28, 2009 2:32 pm

Greenpeace Paints 'Hazardous' on HP Roof Over Toxics Use

Greenpeace, upset by what it calls Hewlett-Packard's "backtracking" on commitments to build greener tech gadgets, today sent a very large message to HP management.

Activists from the international environment group painted the message "Hazardous Products" on the rooftop of HP's global headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Greenpeace also sent automated phone calls from actor William Shatner (yes, Captain Kirk) to the company, urging it to phase out toxic chemicals in its products.

"Earlier this year, HP postponed its 2007 commitment to phase out dangerous substances such as brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic from its computer products (excluding their server and printer lines) from 2009 to 2011," said Greenpeace in a statement.

A statement on HP's Website promises to phase out BFR and PVC in its personal computing products in 2011.