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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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Animal productionand feed by species

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

GE animal feed is sneaking into the food chain

Publication | 1 November, 2000 at 0:00

Toxic water coming out of outflow pipe.

Image | 19 October, 2000 at 13:00

Greenpeace show their opposition to the pollution caused by the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Vapi Industrial Estate, Golden Corridor, Gujarat, India.

Protest at incineration plant in Edmonton

Image | 10 October, 2000 at 1:00

Protest at incineration plant in Edmonton.

Masked Greenpeace activists protest against

Image | 5 October, 2000 at 1:00

Masked Greenpeace activists protest against patents of life in front of the European Patent office.

What if YOU had the Earth's RICHES but no money to spend?

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

Marovo people are guardians of a natural treasure – one of the world´s largest tropical lagoons, enclosing forest clad, rainfall soaked mountains. They value traditions, trust, sharing and working together. The land, rivers and sea provide fresh...

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Offshore Wind Energy in the North Sea

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 0:00

Technical Possibilities and Ecological Considerations - A Study for Greenpeace.

Former main street in Muslyumovo

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 1:00

Former main street in Muslyumovo, near the Techa River, severely contaminated with radioactive waste from Mayak nuclear complex.

Abandoned buildings on the Techa River in

Image | 1 September, 2000 at 1:00

Abandoned buildings on the Techa River in Russia, severely contaminated with radioactive waste.

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