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Arequipa, 26 de agosto 2014. Desde marzo de este año, la provincia de Arequipa es la unica en el Peru cuyos vecinos separan en sus hogares los desechos de plastico, carton y vidrio para ser entregados semanalmente a recicladores formalizados, como parte de un programa municipal. Los recicladores ya no tienen que hurgar, en condiciones insalubres, en los botaderos informales. A su vez, los residuos reutilizables ya no se queman en los rellenos sanitarios.
Organizaciones ambientalistas de Argentina preocupadas por enfoques insustentables promovidos en congreso internacional sobre residuos.
Argentina, 12 de agosto de 2014.- La Coalicion Ciudadana Anti-incineración expreso su preocupacion por algunos enfoques promovidos en el “I Congreso Internacional / IV Congreso Nacional sobre Gestion Integral de Residuos Solidos Urbanos”, realizado en San Juan. Aspectos como la promocion de la incineracion de residuos bajo el disfraz de “valorizacion energetica”, el tratamiento en destino de los residuos con poco enfasis en la separacion en origen y la casi ausencia de medidas concretas para modificar el sistema “insustentable” de produccion y consumo, aparecen entre los cuestionamientos principales.
No todo son cursos y giras tecnológicas a sistemas de gestión de residuos obsoletos, contaminantes y dominados por grandes corporaciones que hacen del enterramiento y la incineración un simple negocio para unos pocos. Con mucho orgullo y entusiasmo GAIA-ZeroWasteEurope se encuentra organizando en Europa el Curso Internacional en Manejo de Residuos Orgánicos, que se realizará en San Sebastián, España, en octubre.

Press Releases
IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns
April 13th, 2014
The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation strategies for the waste sector.
Advisory: Thousands to Participate in Global Day of Action Against Waste Burning and For Zero Waste
The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives is mobilizing its membership of more than 800 grassroots groups in more than 90 countries, along with grassroots groups working against coal, fracking and other harmful energy projects.
The levels of fine particulate pollution found air samples taken from two locations around the municipal waste incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, Delhi would have "triggered a health warning of emergency conditions," had the incinerator been in the United States.

Check out Annie Leonard's latest movie, The Story of Solutions
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
Nature is a Model for Waste Management
In this interview by Deer Park Institute, Ravi Gulati of New Delhi, India, talks about the importance of viewing waste in the spirit of nature, where there is no waste and where all discards are used rather than hidden from view.
Space for Waste Pickers in Solid Waste Management
A meeting of waste pickers from around the world was held in April of 2012 in India. Participants with common experiences were able to share their successes, strategies, challenges, ideas, and mutual support. This video highlights what was learned.

GAIA and Allies in the News
Trash the throw-away culture
by Saraswathy Nagarajan
As the subject of garbage raises a stink, environmentalist Shibu K. Nair, a volunteer of Thanal, explains how the problem can be alleviated to a certain extent by collective action
Greens Dump Waste-to-Energy Plan
Chennai: It’s a simple choice, really, say environmentalists: Either spend as much as . 150 crore on a waste-to-energy plant that does not work and currently is being phased out in developed countries or use a fraction of the money to recycle and compost waste while providing employment to thousands of poor people.

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