GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
Contributed by Maricon Alvarez, Raphaelo Villavicencio, and Mary Jane Banglos (Mother Earth Foundation, Philippines) At the height of the pandemic in April this year, the entire population of the Philippines was advised to stay home. Frontliners, however,...read more
Contributed by Anilawati Nurwakhidin, YPBB – Indonesia The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted movements in Bandung City and many other places in Indonesia, as local governments impose community lockdowns to control the spread of the virus. The lockdowns have...read more
The Australian Governments Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill is progressing through the Australian Parliament. The bill is designed to strengthen product stewardship laws and prevent the export of Australian waste in response to the international condemnation of...read more
See this policy briefing to learn how countries can avoid loopholes in plastic trade regulatory frameworks and ensure that new rules under the Basel Convention plastic waste amendments have real impact.
Fact Sheet: False solutions to the Plastic Pollution Crisis As the global plastic pollution crisis continues to grow, so does industry hype around techno-fixes, including waste-to-energy incineration and chemical processing of plastic waste. Such...
In 2017-2020, the plastics and chemical industry, represented by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), led an effort to make legislative changes to statewide policies to promote pyrolysis or "plastic-to-fuel" (PTF). This strategy not only promotes a techno-fix with a...
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