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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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Walrus on ice floe

Image | 13 July, 1999 at 1:00

Walrus on ice floe; Greenpeace tour investigating climate change effects, Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

Walrus on ice floe

Image | 13 July, 1999 at 0:00

Walrus on ice floe; Greenpeace tour investigating climate change effects, Chukchi Sea, Alaska.

Eurythmics concert on Rainbow Warrior

Image | 5 July, 1999 at 14:40

1999 - Eurythmics private concert on Rainbow Warrior, raising funds for GP and Amnesty. London.

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary

Image | 3 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary of Bhopal disaster

Greenpeace protest against import of genetic

Image | 1 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest against import of genetic engineered maize.

Renewable Independent Power Producers (RIPPs)

Publication | 1 July, 1999 at 0:00

Restructuring the Southeast Asian Electricity Sector usingSustainable Energy

Ellingsen factory

Image | 23 June, 1999 at 1:00

Ellingsen factory, biggest whale meat and blubber storage in Norway. Svolvaer, Skrona, Norway.

Ellingsen factory

Image | 23 June, 1999 at 1:00

Ellingsen factory, biggest whale meat and blubber storage in Norway.

Minke whaleGreat Barrier Reef:Australia/Australien:Pacific

Image | 15 June, 1999 at 1:00

Minke whaleGreat Barrier Reef:Australia/Australien:Pacific Ocean/Pazifik - Mink-Wal/Zwergwal (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) am Great Barrier Reef. Dwarf Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) at Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Greenpeace and the dumping of wastes at sea

Publication | 6 June, 1999 at 0:00

It is fair to say that existing restrictions and bans on the dumping and incineration of wastes at sea would not have been enacted unless Greenpeace had undertaken and maintained a campaign to this aim in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Greenpeace´s...

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