Zero waste resources for businesses

Waste is a sign of inefficiency of a system and/ or a process. Therefore it is no surprise that successful companies optimize processes to eliminate waste. The following are recommendations for businesses and municipalities:

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GAIA pub shows how waste incinerators undermine recycling

Waste incineration undermines recycling. This conflict is particularly clear in so-called “waste-to-energy” incinerators, and is also true for burners that do not recover energy. The cases presented in this briefing paper clearly illustrate the many ways that incineration has worked against waste prevention and recycling in various locations around the globe.

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Celebrating Community: GAIA 10 Report Offers Snapshots of First Decade

GAIA’s first decade ended in December 2010—and we spent 2011 putting together stories and images to share a snapshot of the alliance’s collective work.

GAIA’s values include taking the time to appreciate one another and to celebrate our success and work together. We hope this report, “GAIA 10: 10 Years of Community Action for Zero Waste Solutions,” will be an opportunity for collective reflection and celebration.

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Biogas – The Future of Sustainable Waste Management

A two day skill sharing seminar on emerging Biogas technologies brought together innovators, scientists, engineers, experts, government representatives, waste picker organizations and NGOs from India and other parts of Asia to share ideas, learn and disseminate information in the field of Biogas development and management.

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More Jobs, Less Pollution!

New report: More Jobs, Less Pollution shows how a 75% national recycling rate in the U.S. can create 1.5 million new, green jobs!

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Thanal: Home Composting

Composting is one of the important functions in nature which replenishes the soil with essential elements to support life on earth.

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A Handbook on Waste Management in Rural Tourism Areas

The “Handbook on Waste Management in Rural Tourism Areas” is being published by Thanal and the United Nation Development Program to help NGOs and Local Governments assist communities to manage discards in the Endogenous Tourism Project sites.

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Report analyzes leading brands packaging and sustainability

The new report released by As You Sow titled “Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report”, discusses the billions of waste containers that go wasted each year. Here you can read an article from Waste News discussing the publication and find a link to the report itself on As You Sow’s website.

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Stop Trashing the Climate Report Connects Waste and Global Warming

In June activists in countries such as the Philippines, Canada and the United States took action to call attention to the findings of a groundbreaking new report. The Stop Trashing the Climate report, written by GAIA, the Institute for Local Self Reliance and Eco-Cycle, provides compelling evidence that preventing waste and expanding reuse, recycling, and composting programs — that is, aiming for zero waste — is one of the fastest, cheapest, and most effective strategies available for combating climate change.

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