Polluting waste incinerator near local community in East Liverpool.
Society continues to generate more waste and to change this
alarming trend; strong political and industrial measures are
Despite what industry and governments would like people to
believe,incineration is not a solution to the world's waste
problems, but partof the problem.
Incinerators may reduce the volume of solid waste, but they do
notdispose of the toxic substances contained in the waste. They
create thelargest source of dioxins, which is one of the most toxic
chemicalsknown to science.
Incinerators emit a wide range of pollutants in their stack
gases,ashes and other residues. The filters used to clean
incinerator stackgases produce solid and liquid toxic wastes, which
also need to bedisposed.
The only way to improve the situation is to avoid toxic waste
production by improving our products and processes.
Public opposition to incineration
isgrowing worldwide. People are recognising that there is no place
forthe incineration of waste in a sustainable society.