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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

 

The mythologies of thorium and uranium

Blog entry by Jan Beránek | March 24, 2014 108 comments

Thorium and uranium represent the heaviest naturally occurring elements on Earth. Both were named after ancient gods: Uranus was the principal Greek god of the sky while Thor was the Norse (and broadly Germanic) god of a thunder. ...

Greenpeace Sends Climate SOS Ahead Of IPCC Meeting

Image | March 24, 2014 at 13:59

Highlighting the cause of climate change and the solution to the unfolding crisis, Greenpeace urged for a rapid shift away from fossil fuels and an accelerated clean energy revolution.

Facing up to the climate reality

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | March 24, 2014 2 comments

In what is expected to be a grim reading, the world's leading climate scientists will give their latest assessment about the dangers of global warming next week. They will warn us not only what damage the burning of fossil fuels is...

Defining deforestation. And why General Mills should do it.

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 22, 2014

General Mills announced a revised palm oil sourcing policy last Friday, joining the growing movement of companies that have taken steps to clean their supply chains from deforestation. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble is still lagging...

Coalification of Water

Slideshow | March 21, 2014

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | March 21, 2014

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014 2 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

International Day of Forests 2014

Slideshow | March 20, 2014

The Nuclear Security Summit fails to address the big hazards

Blog entry by Jorien de Lege | March 20, 2014 2 comments

World leaders are coming together at The Hague in the Netherlands next week for the Nuclear Security Summit to talk about what Barack Obama called "one of the greatest threat to international security": nuclear terrorism. That does...

Greenpeace activists occupy France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant to say "Stop...

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | March 18, 2014 2 comments

Around 60 Greenpeace activists from 14 countries entered France's Fessenheim nuclear power plant this morning to send the message that the ageing plant should be closed. Our people unfurled a banner next to the Fessenheim Number 1...

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