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News Articles
Weekly News Roundup May 8, 2015
Week in Review from the GAIA network
ULTIMAS ACCIONES EN TORNO A BASURA CERO EN LA REGION LATINOAMERICANA AQUI
Intercambios, talleres, consolidación de grupos basura cero y mucho más en esta nueva edición del Boletín Interno de GAIA América Latina.

Press Releases
Filipinos Tell Canada to Re-Import Botched Garbage Shipment at Embassy Protest
Filipinos braved sweltering heat to remind Canada of the illegally shipped 50 garbage-filled container vans languishing in Manila and Subic ports that it has yet to re-import.
Philippine President Aquino told: Do not forget the illegally-shipped Canadian wastes
Manila, Philippines—Environmental justice and public health groups tell President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to not forget the illegal Canadian waste issue as he leaves for a state visit in Canada this week.

MultiMedia
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 Nagarajanhttp://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article2900295.ece
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
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Client.asp?Daily=TOICH&showST=true&login=default&pub=TOI&Enter=true&Skin=TOINEW
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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