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Polluting waste incinerator near local community in East Liverpool.

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.

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Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice

Image | 2 November, 2001 at 0:00

Silent protest with banner reading 'Injustice for Venice' after the acquittal of senior managers of petrochemical companies Enichem and Montedison on charges or environmental pollution and death of workers in 2001.

Danger to German nuclear power plants from crashes by passenger aircraft

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

What can in fact happen if a passenger plane crashes into anuclear power plant – be it accidentally or brought about on purpose –

Witnessing the plunder: a report from the MV Greenpeace expedition investigating...

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

For many years, there have been alarming reports on illegal fishing activities off the coasts of West African nations. Some fishing vessels operate very close to the coast, violating the area reserved to local artisanal fishermen. They come...

Greenpeace's political demand toward the EPC

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace's political demand toward the EPC

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

Facts about the European Patent Office

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

Patents on life granted by EPO

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

Human-animal chimera patented

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

Fragmentation – a serious threat to Ancient Forests

Publication | 1 November, 2001 at 0:00

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