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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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Greenpeace raft and inflatable surrounded by Japanese coastguard

Image | 21 July, 2000 at 14:51

2000 - Activists in inflatable on the foreground, coastgards in the background. Navigating through 22,000 security personnel and a cordon of 35 police boats, the Warrior successfully delivers a protest note to the G8 summit demanding an end to...

Kids

Image | 3 July, 2000 at 1:00

Kids-for-whales protest where children protest against whaling at the IWC and for the set up of a global whale-sanctuary.

Children and grown

Image | 3 July, 2000 at 1:00

Children and grown-ups protesting with banners at the entrance of the IWC building.

Greenpeace action against Knorr for not labelling

Image | 2 July, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against Knorr for not labelling products containing GE soya in supermarkets.

Banner by a radioactive dumping pipeline

Image | 30 June, 2000 at 1:00

Banner by a radioactive dumping pipeline for COGEMA in France indicates OSPAR will end such dumping.

Greenpeace attaches banner to Cogema nuclear

Image | 26 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace attaches banner to Cogema nuclear outflow pipe during OSPAR meeting.

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts

Image | 22 June, 2000 at 1:00

Activist holding banner "Climate change starts here", with arrow pointing to pile of shale oil rubbish.

Greenpeace activists label products containing

Image | 22 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists label products containing genetically engineered soya in Billa supermarket.

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at

Image | 20 June, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at the Thames Estuary, UK, to prevent the unloading of criminal imports of illegal wood.

Rusting barrels of nuclear waste dumped by

Image | 19 June, 2000 at 1:00

Rusting barrels of nuclear waste dumped by UK between 1950 and 1963.

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