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News Articles
October 13th, 2015
Comunidades contra la incineracion, hacen publico su rechazo frente a La Valoración energetica de RSU,que fue el tema principal del pasado Foro internacional Mexico- Alemania.
Carta Abierta a Ocean Conservancy sobre nuestra profunda preocupacion por los conceptos planteados para combatir la contaminación por plasticos en Informe "Stemming the Tide"
Escribimos esta carta abierta a TOC dar a conocer nuestra respuesta a las recomendaciones y suposiciones hechas en este informe, y para ofrecer una critica tecnica inicial de las tecnologias y soluciones planteada aqui. Esta critica se adjunta. A traves de esta carta, tambien queremos compartir nuestras reacciones sinceras hacia el informe.

Press Releases
Global Action Against Plastic Pollution Urge Governments to Shun Plastic Bags Use
Environmental advocates and concerned groups headed by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Zero Waste Europe and several environmental networks all over the world took action against plastic pollution. The diverse initiatives from Manila to Montenegro echoed a common demand to end plastic bags use and raise awareness regarding its impacts on the environment as part of the 2015 International Plastic Bag-free Day.
INTERNATIONAL BAG FREE DAY: New EU Directive paves the way for a Europe without plastic bags
Brussels, July 3, 2015 – On International Plastic Bag Free Day, a coalition of environmental and waste prevention organisations [1] urge EU Member States to take measures on environmentally damaging single-use plastic bags in accordance with new EU Directive requirements.

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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