GAIA released a briefing paper on the immediate and potential long-term effects of China’s ban along with an extensive internal report on plastic recycling worldwide. Our research indicates that the only real way to solve the world’s plastic pollution crisis is to simply make less plastic.
GAIA's new paper looks at the hard facts about “waste-to-energy” incineration, and how it fails both as a waste and resource management option, and as an energy generating facility. See all resources here: http://www.no-burn.org/publications/
The European Parliament aligns the Renewable Energy Directive with the circular economy, by strengthening the criteria for the use of waste and residues for energy production.
“Solving Dumaguete’s waste crisis requires changing human behavior and one of the ways to do it is through the youth. It is an enlightened youth that can move their elders to change, sustain Zero Waste, and make it integral to the culture for generations to come,” said Merci Ferrer, co-founder of WoW NOr.
Por Magdalena Donoso Coordinadora de GAIA para América Latina. (See article in English at www.zerowasteeurope.eu)
The European Commission takes an initial step to raise awareness on plastic pollution and shift our approach to plastics.
¿Alguien puede imaginar a 58 millones de elefantes? El peso de todos ellos equivale a la cantidad de plásticos que generamos anualmente en el mundo (y esto es una parte de la generación total de resid
In the last 6 years, Besançon has reduced waste generation by 30% and managed to roll out an extensive system of decentralised composting covering 70% of its population, resulting also in big savings in waste collection and treatment.
Most Americans don't want incinerators in their neighborhoods, so waste management companies are burning trash in other facilities such as cement kilns. Is this a sustainable way to deal with garbage?
The case of Parma demonstrates that pay-as-you-throw and kerbside separate collection do not need to cost more to deliver results.
This case study on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia showcases a fast transition towards zero waste and a circular economy in an tourist region.
Article from Claire Arkin of GAIA's USA office, on GAIA's recent report "Recycling is not enough".
As China tightens imports, other countries in Southeast Asia and around the globe are beginning to import more scrap plastic than before.
This campaign is a part of our Bangladesh member ESDO's "Combating Microplastic Pollution" project. Please sign this petition and share as much as you can!
Environmental activist groups joined forces to fight the lack of legislation on plastic pollution during Coastal Cleanup Day. This collective action was designed to highlight the lack of emphasis that events like Coastal Cleanup Day have on upstream solutions.
The PURE (Plastic Use Resistance Education), a national tour of speaking engagements with global ocean plastics experts aims to raise awareness of ocean plastics, New Zealand’s contribution to the problem, and drive a national discussion around potential solutions.
The four countries announced their support during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. The Assembly is expected to announce a raft of measures to counter pollution, in all its forms, which is killing millions of people around the world and eroding the natural systems on which all life depends.
Cuando en abril de 2017, Fundación Basura recibió la asignación de microfondos que GAIA distribuyó en siete organizaciones de América Latina, se propuso grandes metas relacionadas con la expansión del Sello Basura Cero.
The backlash against the plastic straw is on, with cities across the world banning the scourge and manufacturers scrambling for options.
Queremos comunicar a los medios de comunicación y la sociedad en general que los abajo firmantes manifestamos el rechazo a la habilitación de la incineración de residuos.
Over a decade ago Barcelona was at the forefront of the separate collection of waste. Now with this new project can their reclaim the mantle?
Air will continue to remain polluted till every citizen starts segregating waste, say experts
Recycling, composting and biomethanation will not only make landfills unnecessary, they will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Taiwan EPA will start to ban the use of plastic straws by food and beverage businesses starting in 2019. Congratulations to GAIA members Wild at Heart and Taiwan Watch Institute for your work on this.