Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

Youth surrounding the Nelson Mandela memorial site in Wentworth, Durban South Africa (Credits: SDCEA 2019) By Carissa Marnce, GAIA Africa Communications Officer  The 18th of July 2020 is celebrated as International Mandela Day, this year marks the 11th anniversary...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Multinational companies have been flooding the Philippines with plastic sachets, uprooting traditional packaging and delivery systems. It’s time to go back to what works.  By Sherma Benosa, Knowledge Management Officer, GAIA Asia Pacific Glaiza Lee, a writer in her...
The Dem’s Massive New Climate Plan Wastes an Opportunity on Trash

The Dem’s Massive New Climate Plan Wastes an Opportunity on Trash

Photo Courtesy of Santiago Vivacqua/GAIA By Dr. Neil Tangri,Science and Policy Director 30 June 2020 The House of Representatives’ Select Committee on the Climate Crisis just dropped its report, titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a...
Plastic Task Force: new citizen muscles in Kerala

Plastic Task Force: new citizen muscles in Kerala

Contributed by Sangeetha Pradeep, Thanal Zero-Waste team, Thrissur On September 19, 2019, 110 youth volunteers from the nine coastal districts of Kerala formed the Plastic Task Force.  Just like friends from the larger Break Free From Plastic movement, they dream of...
Zero Zbel Academy II

Zero Zbel Academy II

By Carissa Marnce, GAIA Africa Communications Officer The Coronavirus pandemic has led to many in-person learning activities around the world being postponed. However, Zero Zbel of Morocco has managed to overcome this obstacle through hosting an online academy that...
Chemical Recycling: Miracle Cure, or Snake Oil?

Chemical Recycling: Miracle Cure, or Snake Oil?

By Claire Arkin, Communications Coordinator As people around the world call for an end to plastic pollution, the plastic and petrochemical industry has seized upon a silver bullet solution: chemical recycling, or “advanced recycling.” This older, failed technology has...