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Incineration

Society continues to generate more waste and to change this alarming trend; strong political and industrial measures are urgently needed.

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.

The latest updates

 

World Peace Day 2014: Working towards true (energy) security

Blog entry by Jen Maman | 21 September, 2014

As the world marches to stop climate change we must also remember that the 21st of September marks the International Day of Peace. With millions suffering around the world, in internal or interstate violence, this has not been a good...

Dear LEGO, did you miss our one million emails…?

Blog entry by Ellen Booth | 20 September, 2014 1 comment

Oh LEGO! We're feeling sad again. We just heard you've rolled out a new line of Shell toys in Singapore, and this is just the beginning – they'll be coming to Shell petrol stations across the globe in the next year or so. And...

From the North Pole to the United Nations - gaining ground in protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Josefina Skerk | 19 September, 2014 2 comments

I'm trembling with excitement. Together with a small delegation I just handed over a message to one of the world's top political figures. And it’s all because of you. I don't usually hang out in New York City, rubbing shoulders with...

Arctic 30 one year anniversary: Their freedom is our freedom

Blog entry by The Arctic 30 | 19 September, 2014 1 comment

The right to peaceful protest is a core tenet of a healthy society — the inherent human right to stand up and be counted, to challenge unjust laws, and sometimes, when the system has failed, to put our bodies in the way of destruction...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton | 18 September, 2014 2 comments

It has been a fantastic summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic for months, bearing witness to its extraordinarily shifting landscape, while challenging short-sighted attempts to find oil and explain to decision-makers that...

Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark.

Blog entry by Kat Skeie and Tarjei Haaland | 16 September, 2014 1 comment

Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations' Secretary-General,...

1000 strong voices taking a powerful stand for the Arctic

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 16 September, 2014

This week the International Declaration on the Future of the Arctic has reached a milestone of 1000 influential signatories from all walks of life and all corners of our planet. The document, a ten point charter for environmental...

Happy nuclear free birthday to the people of Japan

Blog entry by Kendra Ulrich | 15 September, 2014 18 comments

Every birthday is special – but today Japan is celebrating something unique. Japan has been nuclear-free for one year. Nuclear-free – a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry,...

Belgium’s nuclear reactors are phasing themselves out

Blog entry by Eloi Glorieux | 13 September, 2014 3 comments

On Wednesday 10 September 2014 , Greenpeace activists in Brussels visited the politicians currently negotiating a new federal governmental agreement about the country's nuclear power supply. We were there to make it clear that...

FSC makes big strides

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 12 September, 2014

This week, Greenpeace has been squirreled away in meetings with members of the FSC's General Assembly, the membership body that makes decisions about how FSC is governed. To be frank, we've been pretty critical of FSC over the last...

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