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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

 

Five reasons to oppose a Star Wars missile plan

Publication | 18 March, 2001 at 0:00

Media briefing

Unilever agrees to clean up its toxic mercury

Image | 7 March, 2001 at 1:00

Unilever agrees to clean up its toxic mercury mess in south India.

Leak document of the State Duma Anti-Corruption Committee on the Russian Federation...

Publication | 3 March, 2001 at 0:00

Leak document of the State Duma Anti-Corruption Committee on the Russian Federation Minister of Atomic Energy, E. AdamovReference: As commissioned by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on 20 October 2000 (Protocol...

Incineration and Human Health

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

The chain of destruction from Canada's ancient temperate rainforest to the Japanese...

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

Although a few companies in Japan are beginning to reject Interfor products, in the most part, Interfor´s destructive forest products are sold without being noticed by Japanese forest consumer companies. In this report, Greenpeace exposes the...

Logs of war

Publication | 1 March, 2001 at 0:00

Action, not words

Image | 26 February, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against imported timber from Canada's Great Bear rainforest, Vlissingen, Netherlands. A decade of Greenpeace campaigning led to an historic agreement to protect Canada's last remaining temperate rainforest.

What is Star Wars?

Publication | 13 February, 2001 at 0:00

Media Briefing

Deni child and mother.

Image | 1 February, 2001 at 1:00

Deni child and mother.

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