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Polluting waste incinerator near local community in East Liverpool.


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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A tribute to Jon Castle

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 25 January, 2018 5 comments

James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018 Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting peace. Greenpeace chronicler,...

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Blog entry by Richard Casson | 25 January, 2018 1 comment

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Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

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Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 19 January, 2018

Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations. We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact  they have around the world.  Polar bear hijacks Coke’s holiday...

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