First Zero Waste Academy Online: 36 Graduate, 3 Receive Funding

First Zero Waste Academy Online: 36 Graduate, 3 Receive Funding

by Felicia Dayrit Thirty-six participants graduated from the first online version of the Zero Waste Academy (ZWA) implemented by GAIA Asia Pacific and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) from January 18 to March 21, 2021. Of these graduates, three received funding for their...
Voices from the Ground

Voices from the Ground

by Sherma E Benosa The 2021 International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWCC) was vastly different from previous versions not only because the conference was conducted online, but more importantly, we managed to put on the centerstage the very people who are doing...

Building Alliances to End Plastic Pollution in Kenya

Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges of this century. In response to this, the Centre for Environmental Justice and Development (CEJAD)  hosted various stakeholders in the waste management sector to form a unified stance on...
The folly of waste-to-energy incineration

The folly of waste-to-energy incineration

By: Kert Tandog – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:04 AM March 31, 2021 As the Philippines grapples with plastic pollution, lawmakers are proposing Waste-to-Energy (WTE) incineration as the panacea to the waste crisis. In the Senate, the WTE bill...

New MRF in Tanzania – a beacon of hope to vulnerable communities

The investment in zero waste systems has shown countless advantages, to create sustainable green jobs, reduce pollution and protect the health of people. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on our communities, we are in need of systems that...