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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.

The latest updates

 

King penguins colony

Image | 25 February, 2000 at 1:00

King penguins colony, Heard Island, Australia, Indian Ocean

Action against illegal construction of incinerator

Image | 14 February, 2000 at 1:00

Action against illegal construction of incinerator, Rudnevo industrial zone.

Image from an E

Image | 1 February, 2000 at 1:00

Image from an E-card, part of the Cokespotlight campaign, which successfully changed Coke's policy on climate-killing refrigerants.

Samui solid waste incineration plant.

Image | 1 February, 2000 at 1:00

Samui solid waste incineration plant.

Greenpeace action at Japan Embassy against

Image | 1 February, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at Japan Embassy against Japanese incinerator technology in Thailand.

Greenpeace action against danger of toxic

Image | 1 February, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against danger of toxic ash at Phuket waste incinerator.

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Image | 1 February, 2000 at 0:00

E-card used by the Cokespotlight campaign, a joint Greenpeace/Adbusters effort, which successfully changed Coke's policy on climate-killing refrigerants.

Greenpeace corn action during the International

Image | 24 January, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace corn action during the International Biosafety Protocol.

Greenpeace protest at International Biosafety

Image | 22 January, 2000 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest at International Biosafety Protocol negotiations.

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