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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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Action to stop uerto Aludici Dos delivering

Image | 3 May, 1997 at 0:00

Action to stop uerto Aludici Dos delivering coal to power stations on Mallorca, Spain

Grey Seal

Image | 1 May, 1997 at 0:00

Grey Seal

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato

Image | 22 April, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace action against ZENECA's GE tomato experiments, Ministry of Environment.

Greenpeace hang banner on Capitol building

Image | 17 April, 1997 at 1:00

Greenpeace hang banner on Capitol building against radioactive dumpsite in Ward Valley.

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than

Image | 1 April, 1997 at 1:00

By 1997 Grinnell's remnants were less than half its total in 1850. © Fagre, Glacier National Park archives.

Wandering albatross.

Image | 1 April, 1997 at 1:00

Wandering albatross.

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace

Image | 18 March, 1997 at 1:00

Plutonium carrier Pacific Teal and Greenpeace inflatable.

Bottom trawling caption competition

Image | 6 March, 1997 at 1:00

Bottom trawling caption competition

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

Genetically engineered Ciba Geigy corn.

A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

A Nidera company biologist explains the characteristics of Round Up Ready soya and encourages farmers to use it.

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