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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

 

Piz Buin sunset.

Image | 8 November, 1998 at 1:00

Piz Buin sunset.

Greenpeace removes 30 drums of toxic waste

Image | 22 October, 1998 at 1:00

Greenpeace removes 30 drums of toxic waste produced by Orica - Olympic site.

Petrol station with solar panels.

Image | 7 October, 1998 at 1:00

Petrol station with solar panels.

Ship being scrapped

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

Ship being scrapped, Alang, Gujarat, India.

The climate solution? It's an Energy [R]evolution

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

Windmill in Argentina

One of the largest wind farms in South America

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

One of the largest wind farms in South America.

Mouth of Lockhart/Gordon Creek

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 1:00

Mouth of Lockhart/Gordon Creek, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.

Great Bear Rainforest

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 0:00

Great Bear Rainforest, Canada. Moss cover the rocks and fallen trees.

Ship being scrapped

Image | 1 October, 1998 at 0:00

Ship being scrapped, Alang, Gujarat, India.

Siberian Jay pair in the forest.

Image | 15 September, 1998 at 1:00

Siberian Jay pair in the forest.

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