An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

  Goats and Soda   STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD January 15, 20195:02 AM ET   Heard on Morning Edition CHRISTOPHER JOYCE Plastic waste washes in from Manila Bay and the ocean, covering the beach and mangrove trees of Freedom Island, a protected area in the bay....

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The Philippines to the World: We Are Not Your Dumping Ground

Manila, Philippines (January 14, 2019) — Philippine members of Break Free From Plastic (BFFP), a global movement campaigning against plastic pollution, laud the swift and decisive action taken by the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) to repatriate the illegal...

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We are hiring: U.S. Program Director

GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 organizations and individuals in over 90 countries working for justice and a world without waste. We see waste, plastics, and their resulting pollution as a symptom of a larger, profit-driven extractive...

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Meet Our Members: Earthlife Africa

Earthlife Africa: 30 years of Environmental Justice activism   by Makoma Lekalakala and Munna Lakhni   30 years ago, at the height of the state of emergency and oppressive apartheid system in Souht Africa, a small and diverse group of people founded...

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The Chemicals Lurking in Your Carpet

What's a consumer to do when carpets-- even those with the most "environmentally friendly" certifications-- are shown to contain toxic chemicals that could threaten your and your family's health? Toxics and recycling policy expert Miriam Gordon warns of...

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Implementing Zero Waste: Easier over Time

By Sherma E Benosa   “I've already got loads of things to do, and you also want me to segregate my waste?” The man, perhaps in his mid-60s, sounded and looked annoyed. We asked him to segregate their waste before giving them to the waste collector next time. “It’s...

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Meet our Members ZWE edition – ZW North West

Zero Waste North West   Interview with Maeve O'Neil, chair of Zero Waste North West by Yianna Sigalou Hi Maeve, can you give us a brief introduction to Zero Waste North West’s focus? Zero Waste North West formed in March 2013 to oppose plans for a...

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Green groups challenge ADB to innovate, not incinerate

Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 9 November 2018 — Green groups today challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to live up to its stated mandate and stop financing any form of waste incineration. Incineration, including so-called “waste-to-energy” (WTE) incineration,...

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YPBB: Indonesia’s Pioneer in Zero Waste

YPBB: Indonesia’s Pioneer in Zero Waste When you talk of Zero Waste communities in Indonesia, three cities come to mind: Bandung, Cimahi, and Soreang. These cities, which used to struggle with managing their waste, have in recent years become leaders in...

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