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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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Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo

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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

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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.

The lush rainforest of Uganda.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

The lush rainforest of Uganda.

Leaves and ferns in the Indonesian rainforest

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Leaves and ferns in the Indonesian rainforest.

Close-up of group of white hooded fungi.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Close-up of group of white hooded fungi.

Butterfly hanging from orange honey

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Butterfly hanging from orange honey-suckle.

Close-up of Freycinetia formosa flower.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 1:00

Close-up of Freycinetia formosa flower.

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