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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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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.

Pirate fishing, plundering the oceans

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

Their unregulated nets snare not only countless tons of fish, but also many of our oceans’ endangered mammals and seabirds. While governments around the world have done little to confront these modern day pirates, the essential biodiversity of...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

Spoptlight on the illegal timber trade in Cameroon

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The remaining large ancient forests of West Africa are under threat. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have already lost almost all of their natural forest. Liberia is the only west African country where large areas of ancient forest remain. But...

Dead Shark in Driftnet

Image | 17 June, 2000 at 14:21

Dead shark (bycatch) found by Greenpeace in illegal driftnet, Kuril Islands, Russia. The Driftnet found floating in sea is oversized and therefore, illegal.

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian

Image | 10 June, 2000 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior and inflatable during Russian Far East Pirate Fishing Tour off Etorofu-to Island.

Hanse Analytik independent laboratory testing

Image | 1 June, 2000 at 1:00

Hanse Analytik independent laboratory testing for genetically engineered ingredients.

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