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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.

The latest updates

 

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Interfor certified destruction

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

A case stude of the Great Bear Rainforest: best practice to implement the convention...

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

This case study describes the process of how an area of almost 1.6 million hectares of temperate ancient forest in the West Coast of Canada has been saved from clearcutting and destruction.

The False Promise of Genetically Engineered Rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Vitamin A: Natural sources vs 'Golden' rice

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

1 ) HOW MUCH VITAMIN A DO PEOPLE NEED TO PREVENT DEFICIENCY?

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A ‘'Golden' rice’

Publication | 1 February, 2001 at 0:00

Genetically Engineered Pro-vitamin A 'Golden' rice

Anything Goes? A briefing on PEFC certified Finnish forestry

Publication | 29 January, 2001 at 0:00

A vast majority of the Finnish forests have been certified according to the Finnish Forest Certification System FFCS. FFCS was acknowledged as part of the Pan European Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) on May 24, 2000. According to the FFCS...

Action against toxic dioxin emmissions from

Image | 21 January, 2001 at 0:00

Action against toxic dioxin emmissions from a polluting incinerator.

Greenpeace: 30 years campaigning

Publication | 20 January, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace’s campaign to stop a Star Wars missile system evolves from a thirty-year historycampaigning for nuclear disarmament - From Amchitka to Kwajalein

Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts

Image | 15 January, 2001 at 0:00

Cancer Alley: Victoria and Clifford Roberts at their home in Louisiana with toxic warning sign.

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