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Contributed by Jyoti Mhapsekar (Stree Mukti Sanghatana) The issue of urban poverty is intricately linked with solid waste. Although not generally recognized, self-employed workers or the informal sector make a major contribution to the economy, public...read more
By Le Thi Trang, GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) Hoi An City and Cu Lao Cham Island have been well known for starting the first plastic-free movement in VietNam in 2009. Its slogans such as “Cu Lao Cham Says No to Plastic Bags” and...read more
Photo blog contributed by Merci Ferrer, War or Waste (WOW) Negros Oriental Preventing the creation of waste is first and foremost in waste management. In 2018, War on Waste (WOW) Negros Oriental mobilized groups and submitted petitions, urging the city...read more
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...
A toolkit to establish city and community Zero Waste systems The Zero Waste City Manual: A toolkit to establish city and community Zero Waste systems by GAIA member Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) presents a practicable plan for...
Amid overwhelming plastic pollution and an exponential rise in plastic production, the fossil fuel industry has touted chemical or "advanced" recycling as a solution to the plastic crisis. However, a new report by the Global Alliance for Incinerator...
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