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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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Two humpback whales breaching.

Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear

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Symbolic return to sender of replica of nuclear bomb.

Coal-fired power generation.

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Coal-fired power generation.

Greenpeace action at sawmill belonging to

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Greenpeace action at sawmill belonging to Maginco, the biggest mahogany trading company in Brazil.

Gorillas are severely endangered by logging

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Gorillas are severely endangered by logging of ancient forests in Africa.

Activists harvest transgenic Novartis maize

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Greenpeace activists harvest 1 ton of transgenic Novartis maize.

Genetic engineering produces franken foods

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Genetic engineering produces franken foods.

Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico

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Gustavo Ampugnani from Greenpeace Mexico inspects maize grown in an area known to be contaminated by genetic pollution.

GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would

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GE rice is fool's gold because an adult would have to eat at least 12 times the normal intake of 300 grams to get the daily recommended amount of provitamin A.

Traditional farming methods support biodiversity

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Traditional farming methods support biodiversity.

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