Winning the war on waste

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...

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GAIA Asia Pacific is hiring

  GAIA AP Deputy Director - The Deputy Director for Asia Pacific will work closely with the GAIA Asia Pacific Coordinator in providing overall leadership and coordination to implement all programs and campaigns in the Asia Pacific region.  AP Plastics Campaigner - The...

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Kenya’s Coastal Women for Zero Waste

In the coastal area of Old Town Mombasa Kenya, 40 female artisans were given an opportunity to partake in a pilot project developed by the Centre for Environment Justice and Development (CEJAD), in partnership with Kisiwani Conservation Network to reduce marine plastic pollution.

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Did our Tingi Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets?

By Sherma E Benosa In his essay, “A Heritage of Smallness,” National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin, wrote: “Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most...

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Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day

The 18th of July 2020 is celebrated as International Mandela Day, this year marks the 11th anniversary since the day was declared by the United Nations in 2009. People across the world are encouraged to commemorate Mandela’s legacy by spending 67 minutes doing charitable activities, in remembrance of Mandela’s 67 years fighting for social justice.

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Sachets fuel plastic waste crisis in the Philippines

New GAIA report exposes big problems in small packets  Quezon City, Philippines (July 14, 2020) —New findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste were revealed in a new report, SACHET ECONOMY:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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