In blow to the polluting incinerator industry, 250 mayors unanimously vote for renewable energy plan that does not include municipal waste burning.
Members of Break Free From Plastic staged a demonstration outside of the American Chemistry Council conference on June 19. Participants spoke with one unified voice to say: “We must head off plastic pollution at the source.”
By Zero Waste Europe guest blogger, Christopher Nicastro Ah, the dreaded plastic bag. We see them almost everywhere we go – outside our homes, on the side of the street, at the park, in the ocean. It’
In a new report produced by Friends of the Earth Spain, and translated by Zero Waste Europe. Different methods of organic collection are explored and their respective climate benefits analyzed.
Plastic seems inescapable but there are easy ways like quitting junk food, carrying your own cutlery and using up leftovers that will make a difference.
In celebration of the International Plastic Bag Free Day, EcoWaste Coalition, a member of the global “Break Free from Plastic” movement asked the public to shun the plastic bag habit for a trash-free land and marine environment in Philippines.
Zero Waste Europe and other partners from Europe have signed a joint letter urging the ITRE and ENVI Committees to exclude waste-based fossil fuels from the Renewable Energy Directive.
More than 100 residents from across Sydney gathered to protest against the proposed energy-from-waste plant at Eastern Creek, in Australia.
Two weeks after its launch, the Zero Waste Academy, a project of the Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), has produced its first batch of graduates.
As the city rises up the development index, Bogotá’s waste services are undergoing structural transformation. How are Colombia’s waste-picking recicladores fighting to play their part with better recognition and working conditions?
Experts expressed concerns that Mexico City's plan to build a plant which will produce electricity by burning 4,500 of the nearly 13,000 tons of urban solid waste the metropolis generates daily will violate domestic laws and an international treaty.
Environmentalists and members of the civil society have declared their opposition to the state government’s decision of installing a waste-to-energy plant in Bandhwari, saying the model is unsuited to Indian cities.
As garbage piles up, local residents take Shenzhen government to court over plans for mammoth new waste-to-energy plant.
Carpet is one of the typical bulky items sent to landfills or to incineration. But if designed right, carpet is highly recyclable.
US and Europe in clear direction towards the elimination of subsidies to incineration (In Spanish).
Poor communities tend to bear the brunt of environmental problems, including landfills, industrial waste sites, and other hazardous disposal facilities.
More than 300 fires take place every year at UK waste and recycling plants posing a major environmental hazard as well as representing an obvious danger to human life.
An investigation has revealed a scam in the disposal of the humungous quantities of waste being generated in the city, with contractors potentially swindling huge sums of money by increasing tonnage without actually clearing garbage on the streets.
Holcim Colombia announced it will no longer burn toxic waste as an alternative fuel at its Boyaca plant, following protests by environmental groups in the province of Sugamuxi.
Sweden claims to be undergoing a recycling revolution, but how could that be true when nearly 50% of their waste is incinerated? Incineration and recycling are two completely different things.
In the city of Rome, waste management is not always something to be celebrated. However recent steps have shown that the city could be beginning to consider the zero waste plan. Could the city become an example for the world of waste?
Cities of Berkeley and Alameda working on different plans to curb use of plastics. Both cities are looking to ban straws and other single-use plastic foodware like lids and stirrers.
An Indian government proposal to build up to 100 incineration plants to burn municipal waste and produce electricity is drawing sharp criticism from opponents, who say the plan flies in the face of the nation’s efforts to cut air pollution and shift to cleaner energy sources.
Have you planned your holidays yet? Take a trip with this beautiful article about the struggle for zero waste on the Italian island of Stromboli.
The anti-straw push grew when video of a sea turtle with plastic stuck in its nose went viral.
Modelling shows that ocean currents can concentrate slow-degrading debris in certain parts of the world’s oceans, leading to so-called ‘garbage patches’.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has launched an investigation into London’s waste generation, with an aim of reducing waste and promoting the city’s move towards a circular economy.
Members of an initiative established for better management of recyclable solid waste and the inclusion of urban recuperators have presented a project at the council in Argentina (In Spanish).
Zero Waste France has opened its first Zero Waste House in Paris, where visitors can experience and learn about a Zero Waste Lifestyle from A to Z (In French).
Check out the stories from around the world featured in our June 2017 Newsletter.