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News Articles
Vivir en una de las zonas más contaminadas del mundo: la insustentabilidad de la zona cementera más grande de México
Desde el Movimiento Ambientalista Pro Salud Apaxaco-Atotonilco, queremos recordarle el presidente municipal los compromisos que adquirio con la comunidad, como darle seguimiento a las demandas que entablaron ante el municipio contra Ecoltec y Holcim por daños a la salud y el estudio de impacto ambiental, el cual se dijo ya se habia mandado a hacer por parte de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Nuevos estudios de caso muestran exitosas experiencias de Basura Cero en Europa
4 de Septiembre 2014. Basura Cero Europa publico hoy tres nuevos estudios de caso que muestran que el desarrollo y la implementación exitosa de estrategias de Basura Cero en Europa ya se está llevando a cabo y preparado para inspirar a nuevas comunidades para transformar nuestra relacion con los recursos y adoptar objetivos de residuo cero.
AREQUIPA: COMBATIR LA POBREZA Y CUIDAR EL MEDIO AMBIENTE
Arequipa, 26 de agosto 2014. Desde marzo de este año, la provincia de Arequipa es la unica en el Peru cuyos vecinos separan en sus hogares los desechos de plastico, carton y vidrio para ser entregados semanalmente a recicladores formalizados, como parte de un programa municipal. Los recicladores ya no tienen que hurgar, en condiciones insalubres, en los botaderos informales. A su vez, los residuos reutilizables ya no se queman en los rellenos sanitarios.

Press Releases
Zero waste is possible: New Case Studies Show 'Zero Waste' Success in Europe
September 4th, 2014
The Zero Waste Case Studies are the testimonies of the successful development and implementation of zero waste strategies in Europe. They are resounding proof that the time for burning and burying our waste is up. Zero waste systems create jobs, resilience, and justice, while saving money, protecting the environment, and promoting public health. These practical, bottom-up strategies provide some of the best decentralized urban solutions for reducing climate pollution and building just, grassroots solutions
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.

MultiMedia
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 Nagarajanhttp://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article2900295.ece
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
http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Client.asp?Daily=TOICH&showST=true&login=default&pub=TOI&Enter=true&Skin=TOINEW
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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