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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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Siberian Tiger

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 0:00

Siberian Tiger

European Brown Bear

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 0:00

European Brown Bear

Stop biopiracy and tricky patents

Publication | 25 June, 2001 at 0:00

Background information on potential loopholes in the Kyoto Protocol Update for COP-6...

Publication | 21 June, 2001 at 0:00

Cheating the Kyoto Protocol: Loopholes undermine environmental effectiveness.

Ballistic Missiles: Assessing the Threat Assessments

Publication | 20 June, 2001 at 0:00

How significant is the threat from so-called rogue states, and is missile defence the best approach to dealing with proliferation of weapons of mass destruction?

The Greenpeace Amazon screensaver

Image | 19 June, 2001 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Amazon screensaver

Climate change and coral bleaching

Publication | 17 June, 2001 at 0:00

This scientific study concludes that if climate change is not stopped, coral bleaching is set to steadily increase in frequency and intensity all over the world until it occurs annually by 2030 - 2070.

Greenpeace genetic engineering (food) in depth document

Publication | 16 June, 2001 at 0:00

For more information about genes, genetic engineering and how it is done, unpredictable effects, inadequate safety testing of GE food, GE products on the market, public concern, labelling, who is in control, antibiotic resistance, and the...

Traditional farming methods in India are

Image | 15 June, 2001 at 0:00

Traditional farming methods in India are safer from the biotech threat now that Bayer has terminated its GE projects.

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