Incinerators are facilities that burn waste. Burning waste has many negative environmental, social, and health consequences. From polluting our air, land, and water to harming our economies, contributing significantly to global warming, threatening human health, and fueling an unsustainable system of consumption and wasting, incinerators are the worst of all waste management options.
GAIA members around the world are shutting down incinerators, blocking the construction of new ones, and working to create zero waste systems instead. Since our founding, the GAIA network has blocked hundreds of these polluting facilities around the world.