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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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Accompanied by Greenpeace

Image | 29 October, 2001 at 1:00

Accompanied by Greenpeace, Brazilian authorities found illegal mahogany at this sawmill owned by a frontman for Osmar Ferreira

Greenpeace Amazonia campainger Paulo Adario

Image | 25 October, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace Amazonia campainger Paulo Adario surrounded by illegal mahogany logs in the state of Para, Brazil.

The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

Publication | 21 October, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace briefing

Fort Greely and the Star Wars program

Publication | 21 October, 2001 at 0:00

Ground clearing, a preliminary step to the construction of missile interceptor silos for the Star Wars (National Missile Defense) program, began at Fort Greely in late August 2001. Many observers including the Russian government, see such...

Arctic Sunrise in the Amazon

Image | 18 October, 2001 at 15:30

MV Arctic Sunrise making it's way down an Amazon river.

Greenpeace occupied a maize field highlighting

Image | 15 October, 2001 at 1:00

Greenpeace occupied a maize field highlighting it as an example of one of the 300 local varieties at risk of being genetically contaminated.

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican

Image | 15 October, 2001 at 1:00

Gustavo Ampugnani of Greenpeace with Mexican grown GE-free maize, demonstrating Mexico has no need for GE-contaminated maize from the US.

Digest of Greenpeace Documents Related to 1991 Gulf War and War in General

Publication | 10 October, 2001 at 0:00

Includes US Nuclear Weapons in the Persian Gulf Crisis (Arkin,Durrant) 1991, Background Briefing on Gulf War (Walsh, Arkin) 1991, and Greenpeace statements against wars in Afghanistan and Yugoslavia.

Safe Trade in the 21st Century

Publication | 1 October, 2001 at 0:00

Greenpeace comprehensive proposals and recommendations for the 4th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation.

The Santarém five & illegal logging - a case study

Publication | 1 October, 2001 at 0:00

This briefing investigates logging companies who are exporting the vast majority of wood from the port of Santarém in Para State in the eastern Amazon, and presents the evidence that all are involved in illegal and sometimes destructive logging.

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