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News Articles
EU is investing in toxic waste projects in developing world, GAIA claims
by Les RoopanarineThe Guardian
May 16th, 2012
The EU is threatening waste-pickers' livelihoods and backing projects that may actually increase emissions, says report
LEBANON: Activists descend on Ramlet al-Baida to ‘draw the line’ against climate change
by Daniel PhillipsThe Daily Star Lebanon
Wael Hmaidan, executive director of IndyACT, said "Climate change threatens our security and our economy more than any political problem we have at home or abroad, but unfortunately it is not considered as a priority by any of the political parties in Lebanon."
Waste not, Want not – Who wants our waste?
by Thaisa AlvarezArabian Business.com
Heavy metals, unburned toxic chemicals, new pollutants such as dioxins and furans, fugitive emissions, incinerator ash – a motley crew that causes controversy when waste to energy and incinerators are brought to the table.

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.
EGYPT: Laila Iskandar on You Tube
Laila Iskandar of the firm “Community and Institutional Development” talks about garbage recycling in Cairo, Egypt. “What it strikes me about the recyclers of the world (the garbage collectors, the scavengers) is that they delight in recovering what we, with such great disrespect, throw away,” Iskandar said.

GAIA and Allies in the News
Cleaning Cairo, but Taking a Livelihood
The Zabaleen of Cairo collect the city's trash, recycle most and feed their pigs on the rest. But the city government is threatening their livelihoods in the name of hygiene and improved working conditions.

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