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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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Three baby orangutans.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Three baby orangutans.

Praying mantis.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Praying mantis.

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Dragonfly on a leaf.

Insect and flower on Borneo

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Insect and flower on Borneo

Orangutan on Borneo.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Orangutan on Borneo.

Group shot of Pitcher plants looking like

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Group shot of Pitcher plants looking like green and red jugs.

Orchid on Borneo island.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Orchid on Borneo island.

Green snake crawling along tree branch.

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Green snake crawling along tree branch.

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) sitting

Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) sitting in a tree.

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Image | January 1, 1995 at 1:00

Close-up of succulent plant with spiky leaves.

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