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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

 

Aurora Borealis over Greenpeace protest against

Image | 31 March, 2000 at 1:00

Aurora Borealis over Greenpeace protest against oil drilling by BP in the Alaskan Arctic.

View from the Greenpeace ship Amazon Guardian

Image | 28 March, 2000 at 1:00

View from the Greenpeace ship Amazon Guardian in the Amazon tour 2000, Purus river, Amazon, Brazil.

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being

Image | 20 March, 2000 at 1:00

Live toothfish on abandoned longline being pulled onboard the MV Arctic Sunrise, in the Indian Ocean.

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Publication | 18 March, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against imported genetic

Image | 10 March, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against imported genetic contaminated cotton seeds.

Anti

Image | 8 March, 2000 at 1:00

Anti- incineration action with "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" banner.

Dioxin Elimination - A Global Imperative

Publication | 8 March, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace action at US Embassy in Philipinnes

Image | 3 March, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at US Embassy in Philipinnes, returning transformer left behind at US Clark Air Base.

The Real Face of the Kangaroo

Publication | 1 March, 2000 at 0:00

After the major cyanide spill which killed virtually all life in Hungary's second largest river, the Tisza, Greenpeace sent an international crew to the place oforigin of the spill in Romania to witness and document the situation through...

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