Together, GAIA members across the globe are moving humanity towards a zero waste future that’s equitable for all. The success of our global movement is due in large part to the exchange of our network’s deeply-rooted community knowledge, which allows us to create democratized solutions founded on both research and on-the-ground expertise.
GAIA in Africa strives to shift the narrative on plastic pollution, challenge incineration, promote zero waste and demand climate justice.
Waste Energy Has No Place In Africa
Making Waste Work. The South African Waste Picker’s Association’s Success Stories
GAIA’s work in Asia Pacific is focused on spotlighting and providing support for the many innovative and on-the-ground zero waste solutions.
Route to Zero Waste. A Flood-Prone City Show’s How It’s Done
Business Unusual. Enterprises Paving the Way to Zero Waste
Plastics Exposed. How Waste Assessments and Brand Audits are Helping Philippine Cities Fight Plastic Pollution
Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), GAIA’s European branch works on a wide range of projects and policy areas with a single objective: advancing the zero waste future for Europe.
Sustainable Finance for a Zero Waste Circular Economy
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
Our work aims to both address the current inadequate waste management in the region that results in inequality, abuses and exploitation, and implement zero waste solutions that help overcome these injustices.
Inclusion of Waste Pickers in Zero Waste Programs: The Case of Buenos Aires City
Integral System for Waste Management: The Futaleufú Experience
UNITED STATES & CANADA
GAIA’s work in the U.S. and Canada began in the early 2000s, when a wave of incinerator proposals hit the region. Today we continue to work at the intersection of social and environmental issues.
U.S. Municipal Solid Waste Incinerators: An Industry in Decline
All Talk and No Recycling: An Investigation of the U.S. “Chemical Recycling” Industry