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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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SOS - Support Ocean Sanctuaries!

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 5, 2014

It was a good meeting for the oceans! This is at least a consolation for not seeing the Statue of Liberty. Coming from Manila, Philippines to New York for the first time it is a shame not to have a selfie with the icon of the city,...

The unquenchable thirst of an expanding coal industry

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 4, 2014

Article originally published in the Guardian. An oasis is a body of water, ringed by greenery and beyond that, a lifeless, endless landscape that coughs up dust and sand whenever the wind touches it. It is a globally understood...

Japan offers us hope in the face of more bad news from the IPCC

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | April 2, 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released this week makes for grim reading. The attitudes and behaviour of humanity is going to have to change and quickly if we are to save ourselves...

DRC logging is out of control as Chatham House study lays bare

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 1, 2014 3 comments

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

Jelly-burger anyone? Support Ocean Sanctuaries instead!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | April 1, 2014

Never heard of a jelly-burger before? Then you must watch this video!   OK - It's April fool's day but jelly-burgers might not be a product of our imagination for long. As scientists like Daniel Pauly and Jennifer Jacquet warn...

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Feature story | April 1, 2014 at 2:03

For over 30 years, we've been standing together against whaling and senseless ocean destruction.

Thousands send a roar to P&G: Clean up your act!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 31, 2014

P&G was pretty scared of your #TigerRoar last weekend! We have just seen a letter the consumer goods giant sent to its business partners last week warning them of our day of action: “…it is likely that Greenpeace will continue...

IPCC warning means it’s time to get serious about protecting our oceans

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | March 31, 2014 2 comments

We know climate change is the biggest threat facing our world, which is why it is Greenpeace’s priority campaign. Today’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s highlights the enormous impacts and...

BREAKING: Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014 47 comments

UPDATE: The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. (Detailed update at bottom. ) Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why?

Civil Society Groups Call for Climate Action

Image | March 31, 2014 at 10:55

Representatives from international civil society groups Friends of the Earth GCCA, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF, plus Japanese groups Kiko Network and CASA, call for world leaders to take action against climate change. The UN's Intergovernmental...

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