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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 blockade of the outflow from the

Image | May 28, 1992 at 1:00

Greenpeace blockade of the outflow from the Alicel plant, Rouen, France. Alicel uses chlorine to bleach paper and pulp. Alicel discharges toxic organochlorines into the River Seine at a rate of 360 kilos a day.

Valley of death - Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Image | May 1, 1992 at 1:00

Valley of death - Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Previous protests at chemical giant ICI against

Image | May 1, 1992 at 0:00

Previous protests at chemical giant ICI against ozone destroying chemicals

SOLD

Image | April 1, 1992 at 1:00

SOLD - banner hanging from the side of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro during the Earth Summit in 1992.

Anti-nuclear testing march, Tahiti.

Image | March 1, 1992 at 10:49

Anti-nuclear testing march, Tahiti.

White Beluga whale that escaped from a research

Image | March 1, 1992 at 1:00

White Beluga whale that escaped from a research institute in Sevastapol in the Black Sea off the Turkish coast.

Minke whales near Ross Island

Image | December 15, 1991 at 0:00

Minke whales near Ross Island, Antarctica.

Matti Wuori

Image | December 3, 1991 at 1:00

Matti Wuori, founder of Greenpeace Finland and the former Board Chair of Greenpeace International from 1991 - 1993.

Local protest on the site of a proposed waste

Image | November 16, 1991 at 1:00

Local protest on the site of a proposed waste disposal plant and incinerator.

Outflow Action Marchon Pipe Block

Image | November 9, 1991 at 11:30

Greenpeace pipe blocking at Albright & Wilson's Marchon plant in Cumbria, NW England.

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