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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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Illegal forest felling activities in Russia

Publication | 1 January, 2000 at 0:00

In Russia illegal wood logging has become a usual thing, and in some regions the share of illegal timber in the total turnover of logged wood is getting more and more significant. The purpose of the present survey is to sum up the data on illegal...

The Ocean Defenders screensaver.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 0:00

The Ocean Defenders screensaver.

Frozen tuna being transhipped on lines in

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 0:00

Frozen tuna being transhipped on lines in air between ships.

Illegal longliner with it's crew standing

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 0:00

Illegal longliner with it's crew standing on deck wearing balaclavas to cover their identity, the crew are attempting to fish illegally in Southern Ocean.

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Activists posting warning signs by wastewater

Image | 15 December, 1999 at 1:00

Activists posting warning signs by wastewater pipe in Vapi.

Greenpeace activists posting warning signs by wastewater. Gujarat Industrial Development.

Image | 15 December, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists posting warning signs by wastewater. Gujarat Industrial Development.

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