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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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Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games

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Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair '99, against use of PVC in toys.

Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures

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Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures. Around 30% of corals and coral communities will suffer from a 3°C rise in average global temparatures.

Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in

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Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in the North Sea 1999

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Close-up of black Mountain Gorilla baby holding leaves.

Male gorilla seated in shrubs

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Male gorilla seated in shrubs, smaller gorilla visible in background.

Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking

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Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking yard

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

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Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

western lowland gorilla

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western lowland gorilla

Climate change, Marshall Islands.

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Climate change, Marshall Islands.

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Majuro Attoll, Marshall islands, affected by sea level rise due to climate change.

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