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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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Rubber tappers in Jurua Extractive Reserve

Image | 1 December, 1999 at 1:00

Rubber tappers in Jurua Extractive Reserve, Amazon, Brazil.

Remi Parmentier during the WTO meeting in

Image | 28 November, 1999 at 1:00

Remi Parmentier during the WTO meeting in Seattle.

That nuclear technology for Pakistan? No Problem...

Publication | 17 November, 1999 at 0:00

A 1999 memo from Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency assuring Belgium it can export nuclear technology to Pakistan without worry -- there was no evidence that any material had been "diverted for military purposes."...

Greenpeace campaigner Paulo Adario contemplating

Image | 14 November, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace campaigner Paulo Adario contemplating destruction in the Pará State, Amazon, Brazil.

Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace finds GE ingredients in popular Hong Kong food products.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the sea ice is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba

Image | 1 November, 1999 at 0:00

Polar bears in Churchill in Manitoba, Canada have to be tranquillised then airlifted north in order to access their natural habitat as the snow is returning later and later after the summer months.

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