landfillGAIA members work to implement zero waste systems that reduce landfill waste.

Landfills and dumps poison our air, water, land, and food supplies, and their use fuels an unsustainable linear system of consumption and wasting. As the largest human-created source of methane gas, landfills are also a significant contributor to global climate change. We recognize that incinerators are not an alternative to landfills, but rather a step before landfills, since the toxic ash left in incinerators ends up being landfilled.

News and Current Campaigns

California passes strong new carpet stewardship po... We applaud the approval of California’s AB 1158 as a significant step for the state and a new global standard in producer responsibility. California’s...
Green businesses and cities at risk: How your wast... Businesses that attempt to meet sustainability goals through programs like “waste-to-energy,” “zero waste to landfill,” or “refuse derived fuel” under...
GAIA Statement on Sri Lanka Garbage Landslide On April 14, 2017, as Sri Lanka was celebrating local New Year's Day, Sri Lankan lives were unnecessarily lost when a massive garbage dump collapsed, ...
Swept under the carpet: exposing the greenwash of ... We're working to revolutionize the carpet industry. Carpets make up ore than 4 billion pounds of waste in American landfills, 3.5% of all landfill ...