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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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Scenes of dead baby camels are not uncommon

Image | 10 April, 1999 at 1:00

Scenes of dead baby camels are not uncommon in Innner Mongolia. Mother camels do not have enough milk for the baby camels because desertification has eroded much of the grassland.

The Chain of Destruction: from the Great Bear Rainforest to the United States market

Publication | 1 April, 1999 at 0:00

The US remains the largest single consumer of forest products worldwide, consuming approximately 9.5 billion board feet of lumber alone per year — enough wood to make a board one foot wide by one inch thick that would wrap around the world more...

Greenpeace activists shadow pirate vessel

Image | 4 March, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists shadow pirate vessel caught fishing within protected Antarctic waters.

Greenpeace and the Dumping of Wastes at Sea

Publication | 3 March, 1999 at 10:24

While Greenpeace's popular image is of an organisation that breaks the law, our ultimate objective is often to catalyse the creation of new laws or regulations against unsound environmental practices. This history of our Ocean Dumping campaign is...

Illegal "pirate" fishing vessels in Port

Image | 1 March, 1999 at 1:00

Illegal "pirate" fishing vessels in Port Louis.

Islands Adrift: Comparing Industrial and Small-Scale Economic Options for Marovo...

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 0:00

Our report "Islands Adrift" shows that small-scale development options (like reef fishing, beche de mer collection, ecotimber and ecotourism) were worth US$29 million to landowners, compared to US$8 million for industrial logging.

Ships for Scrap: Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 0:00

The health and environmentalhazards in recipient statesA fact-finding mission to theIndian shipbreaking yards in Alangand Bombay

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food

Image | 25 February, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food. "True Food Campaign".

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