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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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Undersized bycatch on the MUIR MURLICH

Image | 2 July, 1991 at 1:00

Undersized bycatch on the MUIR MURLICH, a catcher boat for the factory processor SPEEDWELL. The ships was fishing for yellow-fin sole, a roe fishery. Dead undersized and male fish are discharged back into the water. Bycatch in this fishery is...

On Impact: Modern Warfare and the Environment

Publication | 3 June, 1991 at 0:00

A Greenpeace case study of the impact of the 1991 Gulf war on the environment.

Discarded fish on deck of North Sea trawler

Image | 1 June, 1991 at 1:00

Discarded fish on deck of North Sea trawler. They will be thrown back into the sea because they are unwanted species or too small to meet EC regulations or to be sold for a good price.

Tropical forest

Image | 1 June, 1991 at 1:00

Tropical forest, Vella Lavella, Soloman Islands.

Market trader with large cod in Lowestoft

Image | 1 June, 1991 at 0:00

Market trader with large cod in Lowestoft fish market. Once common in the North Sea, large cod like this are becoming rarer due to depletion of stocks caused by overfishing.

Crew of Venezuelan ship

Image | 13 May, 1991 at 1:00

Asian crew of Venezuelan flag of convenience vessel remove wooden turtles and tuna attached to their longline during Greenpeace protest.

Cypriot oil tanker "Haven" burning in the

Image | 15 April, 1991 at 1:00

Cypriot oil tanker "Haven" burning in the Gulf of Genoa.

Anti

Image | 3 March, 1991 at 0:00

Anti-Gulf war demonstration in Yokosuka, Japan.

Anti

Image | 3 March, 1991 at 0:00

Anti-Gulf war demonstration in Yokosuka, Japan.

Anti

Image | 3 March, 1991 at 0:00

Anti-Gulf war demonstration in Yokosuka, Japan.

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