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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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Waste pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant

Image | 1 September, 1999 at 1:00

Waste pipe of Common Effluent Treatmant Plant at Damanganga river Vapi, Gujarat.

Opening Pandora' s Box: A Catalogue of 50 POPs Hotspots Worldwide

Publication | 1 September, 1999 at 0:00

This report gives over 50 examples of POPs Hotspots from around the world. These include large emission sources, contaminated sites and stockpiled materials, such as obsolete pesticides.

Greenpeace in action

Image | 12 August, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace in action, to the music of the New Radicals

Solar Energy: From Perennial Promise to Competitive Alternative

Publication | 2 August, 1999 at 0:00

Solar energy is a promise for the future. It is a clean and sustainable source of energy thatcan provide a significant share of our energy needs. It is not only from an environmental point of view that solar energy has a future: from an economic...

We protested against GE maize in 1999

Image | 26 July, 1999 at 1:00

We protested against GE maize in 1999 - 5 years later Bayer withdraws the crop from the UK.

Greenpeace activists' arrest for removing

Image | 26 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists' arrest for removing genetically ingineered maize from a trial farm.

Greenpeace removing genetically engineered

Image | 26 July, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace removing genetically engineered maize from trial farm.

Polar bear on iceflow.

Image | 21 July, 1999 at 1:00

Polar bear on iceflow.

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