stop-incineration-banner-ivry-actionIncinerators are facilities that burn waste. Burning waste has many negative environmental, social, and health consequences. From polluting our air, land, and water to harming our economies, contributing significantly to global warming, threatening human health, and fueling an unsustainable system of consumption and wasting, incinerators are the worst of all waste management options.

GAIA members around the world are shutting down incinerators, blocking the construction of new ones, and working to create zero waste systems instead. Since our founding, the GAIA network has blocked hundreds of these polluting facilities around the world.

Learn more about the impacts of incineration.

If you are part of a community working to block an incinerator and need help, contact your regional coordinator. 

Learn about zero waste alternatives!

News and Current Campaigns

Innovate, don’t Incinerate! Environmental Justice...   Bali, Indonesia, 12 Oct 2018 — Today, over 400 organizations and individuals in more than 50 countries called on international financial ins...
Open Letter to Erik Solheim: UNEP Should Not Suppo... Monday, September 17, 2018 Mr. Erik Solheim United Nations Avenue, Gigiri PO Box 30552, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya cc: United Nations Environment Program D...
Press Release: C40 Declaration Signals Internation... For Immediate Release              September 13, 2018 Contact: Claire Arkin, Campaign and Communications Associate, GAIA, claire@no-burn.org,...
Incinerators in trouble As part of a series of projects planned to support and elevate grassroots efforts against trash incinerators in the U.S., GAIA released a factsheet on...