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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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Better insulation 4

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:48

... and with thermic photography. The lack of red color shows there is much less heat loss in this case than with a normal building. With the proper government incentives, this could become the new 'normal'.

Better insulation 3

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:27

You can compare the previous 'normal building' to this insulated one. Here in normal photography...

Better insulation 2

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:21

... and with thermic photography, showing heat loss for a normal house.

Better insulation

Image | 11 January, 1997 at 14:08

Improved design and better insulation of houses can prevent heat loss and reduce the amount of energy needed for heating. Here, an ordinary house in Vienna Austria, viewed with normal photography...

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

UN vehicle in flooded Juba Basin region of Somalia.

Amrusieh incinerator.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Amrusieh incinerator.

Plastic PVC bottles.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Plastic PVC bottles.

Mountains of PVC inceneration waste.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

Mountains of PVC inceneration waste.

PVC toy purses containing heavy metals.

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 1:00

PVC toy purses containing heavy metals.

Greenpeace action against plans for new nuclear

Image | 1 January, 1997 at 0:00

Greenpeace action against plans for new nuclear plant in Turkey

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