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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.

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait. Burning oilwell, Al Burgan oilfield, Kuwait.

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution

Image | 1 September, 1991 at 0:00

Greenpeace survey of Gulf War oil pollution in Kuwait.

Horrific legacy of oil spill

Image | 1 August, 1991 at 10:39

1991 - Greenpeace survey of oil pollution in Prince William Sound as a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska. Diesel Beach, Knight Island.

Fin Whale, Mediterranean

Image | 1 August, 1991 at 1:00

Fin Whale, Mediterranean

Press conference held on board MV Greenpeace

Image | 1 August, 1991 at 0:00

Press conference held on board MV Greenpeace attended by members of MEPA, NCWCD and Saudi press.

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