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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 action against Japanese whaling

Image | 8 January, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against Japanese whaling in Southern Ocean.

Rainbow Warrior is received by local fishermen

Image | 6 January, 2000 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior is received by local fishermen of Rayapuram fishing harbour Madras, India.

Against the Law: The G8 and the illegal timber trade

Publication | 3 January, 2000 at 0:00

Illegal and destructive logging is threatening the future of the world´s last remaining ancient forests. Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, a host of international agreements have aimed to protect these ancient forests. Most recently, the G8...

 

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

 

Waterplants on a riverbed in the Congo.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Waterplants on a riverbed in the Congo.

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo.

Western lowland gorillas in the Congo.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Western lowland gorillas in the Congo.

A river cuts through the rainforest in the

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

A river cuts through the rainforest in the Congo.

Grey Crowned Crane

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Grey Crowned Crane

Forest Elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis)

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Forest Elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) on forest edge.in the Congo.

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