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Comunidades de todo el mundo exigen el fin de las bolsas de plastico en #plasticbagfreeday
Mas de 100 organizaciones de todo el mundo han tomado medidas en el Dia Internacional Libre de Bolsas Plasticas, celebrado el pasado 03 de julio, para exigir el fin de las bolsas de plastico de un solo uso y crear conciencia acerca de sus impactos en el medio ambiente, sobre todo en los ecosistemas marinos.
Organizaciones de America Latina rechazan bolsas biodegradables y oxobiodegradables en Dia Internacional Libre de Bolsas Plasticas
Desde el diminuto articulo de la farmacia hasta los productos de gran volumen en los supermercados, todo tiene una bolsa plastica diseñada a la medida. Y aunque las llamemos “biodegradables”, lo cierto es que en decenas de generaciones esas bolsas que estamos usando hoy con total descuido, existiran tambien para entonces.
Aprobado proyecto que prohibe la incineracion de residuos en el Estado de Minas Gerais. Aprovado projeto que proibe incineracao do lixo no Estado
Según el texto aprobado, se prohibe el uso de la tecnologia de la incineracion en la eliminación de residuos sólidos, que comprende todos los residuos producidos por los hogares, establecimientos comerciales y proveedores de servicios, asi como el proceso de saneamiento urbano. / De acordo com o texto aprovado, fica proibida a utilização da tecnologia de incineração no processo de destinação final dos resíduos sólidos urbanos, que compreendem todo o lixo produzido por residências, estabelecimentos comerciais e prestadores de serviços e também os serviços de limpeza urbana.

Press Releases
IPCC misguiding the waste sector, GAIA warns
April 13th, 2014
The Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives is concerned over claims included in the latest IPCC WG III Report – Summary for Policy Makers, with regard to climate change mitigation strategies for the waste sector.
Advisory: Thousands to Participate in Global Day of Action Against Waste Burning and For Zero Waste
The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives is mobilizing its membership of more than 800 grassroots groups in more than 90 countries, along with grassroots groups working against coal, fracking and other harmful energy projects.
The levels of fine particulate pollution found air samples taken from two locations around the municipal waste incinerator in Sukhdev Vihar, Delhi would have "triggered a health warning of emergency conditions," had the incinerator been in the United States.

Check out Annie Leonard's latest movie, The Story of Solutions
The Story of Solutions explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. In the current ‘Game of More’, we’re told to cheer a growing economy – more roads, more malls, more Stuff! – even though our health indicators are worsening, income inequality is growing and polar icecaps are melting. But what if we changed the point of the game? What if the goal of our economy wasn't more, but better – better health, better jobs and a better chance to survive on the planet?
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.
Space for Waste Pickers in Solid Waste Management
A meeting of waste pickers from around the world was held in April of 2012 in India. Participants with common experiences were able to share their successes, strategies, challenges, ideas, and mutual support. This video highlights what was learned.

GAIA and Allies in the News
Trash the throw-away culture
by Saraswathy Nagarajan
As the subject of garbage raises a stink, environmentalist Shibu K. Nair, a volunteer of Thanal, explains how the problem can be alleviated to a certain extent by collective action
Greens Dump Waste-to-Energy Plan
Chennai: It’s a simple choice, really, say environmentalists: Either spend as much as . 150 crore on a waste-to-energy plant that does not work and currently is being phased out in developed countries or use a fraction of the money to recycle and compost waste while providing employment to thousands of poor people.

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