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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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We are all agents of change

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | 4 July, 2014 7 comments

At Greenpeace, we are agents of change. We see the way we are consuming our world, and we neither accept it, nor the status quo that drives it.  Our impatience with finding ways to make our planet better includes our impatience with...

Simulated Oil Spill Protest In Sicily

Image | 4 July, 2014 at 16:04

Activists covered in ‘oil’, hold oil rig shaped placards and banners reading: ‘A Sea of Lies, Crocetta Gave The Sea To The Oil Companies.’ Greenpeace Italy are demonstrating against an agreement between the regional government and Assomineraria,...

The Dirtiest Ark

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 4 July, 2014

People tend to forget that coal’s reach goes far beyond the place where it is mined. How its harmful emissions don’t just reach across the sky, but its product also moves across our oceans and seas. The World Coal Association ...

How tiny plastic people protested around the world

Blog entry by Sara Ayech | 3 July, 2014

The news of LEGO's cosy relationship with Shell has led to tiny protests erupting around the world. Famous national and international landmarks have been festooned with banners as the streets resounded the stamp of little plastic...

Boiling Point: Multiple Crises and the Democratic Deficit

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2 July, 2014

Kumi Naidoo, the International Executive Director of Greenpeace, has been a leader in human rights, social justice, and environmental activism for over three decades. Allen White of the Tellus Institute interviews Naidoo about how to...

'Save The Arctic' Protest at LEGOLAND

Image | 1 July, 2014 at 18:47

Greenpeace create protest scenes with LEGO figures throughout the popular LEGOLAND theme park in the UK. Greenpeace is urging Lego to cut ties with Shell and help 'Save the Arctic'. For the last few years Shell has been using LEGO’s brand to...

It's time for LEGO to block Shell

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 1 July, 2014 9 comments

Imagine you're eight years old and picture the Arctic. There are no oil rigs, no industrial shipping and no politicians fighting over it. It's just an endless sparkling expanse of sea and ice, populated by brave scientific explorers...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 27 June, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production . This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it...

TEPCO senior management still out of touch with their victims

Blog entry by Hisayo Takada | 27 June, 2014 2 comments

It has often been pointed out that TEPCO has been badly managed for years and that it caused the triple meltdown of its reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. So, I attended the 90th Annual General Meeting of TEPCO to see if management has...

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