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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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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.

Dolly sheep protest against patents on life

Image | 10 December, 1999 at 1:00

Dolly sheep protest against patents on life at office for European patents.

Greenpeace action with "No Toxic Death Ships"

Image | 8 December, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace action with "No Toxic Death Ships". Alang shipbreaking Yard.

Alang ship scrapping yard.

Image | 8 December, 1999 at 1:00

Alang ship scrapping yard.

Ships waiting to be scrapped in the Alang

Image | 8 December, 1999 at 0:00

Ships waiting to be scrapped in the Alang shipbreaking Yard

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary

Image | 3 December, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace demonstrates at 15th anniversary of Bhopal disaster

Greenpeace act against genetically engineered

Image | 2 December, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace act against genetically engineered crops import from USA to Europe.

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