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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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Maize under threat

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Recipes against hunger - success stories for the future of agriculture

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

The study includes projects from over four million farms in 52 countries. It explores how the world’s poor can feed themselves using cheap, locally-available technologies that will not damage the environment.

Save or delete?

Publication | 1 September, 2001 at 0:00

Shock! Horror! Gentically Modified Organisms

Image | 20 August, 2001 at 1:00

Shock! Horror! Gentically Modified Organisms in my soup!

Minke whale

Image | 15 August, 2001 at 1:00

Minke whale, (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Roundup Ready Soya

Publication | 15 August, 2001 at 0:00

PVC Free Future

Publication | 12 August, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace returns Pringles potato chips

Image | 10 August, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace returns Pringles potato chips containing GE maize to Procter & Gamble.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu blessed the Esperanza

Image | 3 August, 2001 at 1:00

Archbishop Desmond Tutu blessed the Esperanza and the crew and then joined them in wishing for a clean, peaceful and nuclear free world.

Endangered Grey Whale in the feeding grounds

Image | 2 August, 2001 at 1:00

Endangered Grey Whale in the feeding grounds where Exxon is conducting illegal seismic tests for gas and oil.

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