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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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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...

Greenpeace protest action at meeting of EC

Image | 9 May, 1999 at 0:00

Greenpeace protest action at meeting of EC environmental ministers. Activist Manfred Krautter (left) talks to German environmental minister Juergen Trittin (B90/Gruene). Greenpeace demands stronger rules and better information of toxic industry.

Greenpeace campaigner Paolo Adario standing

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace campaigner Paolo Adario standing on "Clovis" log raft Tapaua River.

Greenpeace commisioned boat 'NOE IV' with

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace commisioned boat 'NOE IV' with banner against WTK logging plans in Deni land. Canaca River.

Rainforest logging in the Cameroon. 1999

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 1:00

Rainforest logging in the Cameroon. 1999

Timber logged by the company Carolina

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 1:00

Timber logged by the company Carolina, in Itaquatiara. Amazon, Brazil.

Logging by the French company Coron in Cameroon

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 1:00

Logging by the French company Coron in Cameroon.

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