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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

 

Southern Right whale

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Southern Right whale

Martha Stewart

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Martha Stewart - Her products contain toxic PVC plastic

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Hamburgers hide health dangers beyond high fat content.

Worker scrapping ship at Alang scrap yard

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Worker scrapping ship at Alang scrap yard

HMS Nottingham

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

HMS Nottingham, one of the British Navy's most advanced destroyers ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

HMS Nottingham

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

HMS Nottingham, one of the British Navy's most advanced destroyers ran aground off the east coast of Australia.

What's Esso afraid of?

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

What's Esso afraid of?

Genetically engineered crops cannot be segragated

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Genetically engineered crops cannot be segragated from their natural forebears in the wild.

Two humpback whales breaching.

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Two humpback whales breaching.

Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear bomb.

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