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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

 

GE action at Cargill soya mill

Image | 20 November, 2000 at 1:00

GE action at Cargill soya mill, activists dressed as chickens occupied plant.

Activists highlight pollution from a Dutch

Image | 16 November, 2000 at 1:00

Activists highlight pollution from a Dutch coal fired power station.

Greenpeace blocking coal being loaded into

Image | 16 November, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace blocking coal being loaded into Hemweg power station in climate change action during COP6 climate reduction negotiations inThe Hague.

Pulp Fiction - genetically engineered trees

Publication | 2 November, 2000 at 0:00

Planting genetically engineered (GE) trees poses potentially devastatingenvironmental risks.

Flood marker in flooded field.

Image | 1 November, 2000 at 1:00

Flood marker in flooded field.

Future of European patent law will be decided in Munich

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

Pulp Fiction

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

Animal productionand feed by species

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

GE animal feed is sneaking into the food chain

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

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