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

Swept under the carpet: exposing the greenwash of ... . . Do you know what makes up more than 4 billion pounds of waste in American landfills? Carpets -- which currently represent 3.5% of al...