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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

 

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest

Image | 9 May, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists climbing world's tallest waste incinerator,Toshima Tower.

People in traditional fishing village.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 1:00

People in traditional fishing village.

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 0:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Image | 8 May, 2000 at 0:00

Big-eye tuna caught on a longline.

Gutting caught tuna aboard Belize flagged

Image | 3 May, 2000 at 1:00

Gutting caught tuna aboard Belize flagged long line fishing vessel.

Sharkfins drying on the upper deck of longline

Image | 3 May, 2000 at 0:00

Sharkfins drying on the upper deck of longline pirate vessel in the South Atlantic.

Illegally planted GE rape plant with bee

Image | 1 May, 2000 at 1:00

Illegally planted GE rape plant with bee.

Deni woman and children sitting in the Tapaua

Image | 22 April, 2000 at 1:00

Deni woman and children sitting in the Tapaua river.

Deni people rowing on river.

Image | 20 April, 2000 at 1:00

Deni people rowing on river.

Greenpeace boards ship carrying PCB toxic

Image | 18 April, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace boards ship carrying PCB toxic waste.

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