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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 genetic engineering campaign.

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Greenpeace genetic engineering campaign.

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Old growth coastal forest.

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In this section you'll find resources that

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In this section you'll find resources that will help make seeing this site interesting.

Coral life in the Belau Islands

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Coral life in the Belau Islands, North Pacific.

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha

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Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha, challenging the WTO to use the 4th Ministerial Conference to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol.

Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge

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Rainbow Warrior sails into Doha to challenge the WTO to force the US to commit to the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

Greenpeace banner on the Rainbow Warrior

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Greenpeace banner on the Rainbow Warrior during the WTO's 4th Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar.

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Clemenceau

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