Working towards a plastic-free Nigeria

The African continent is urbanising rapidly, and with that reality has come the very urban challenge of dealing with plastic waste. For countries like Nigeria, plastic pollution from multinational brand corporations is having a detrimental impact on the environmental health of citizens.

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The journey to enforcing DRC’s plastic ban

The issue of plastic pollution is one of our most pressing environmental issues and calls for radical policies to be implemented by governments to solve this crisis. Determined to follow in the footsteps of other pioneering African countries, the Centre for Human Rights & Governance convened a plastic ban gathering with individuals from the ministry of environment, ministry of industry, ministry of commerce, private sector federations, educational bodies and civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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This is How We Roll: Waste Collection Vehicles in Asia

Check out GAIA AP’s 1st virtual exhibit, This is how we roll: waste collection vehicles in Asia. It highlights decentralized waste collection systems in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. This is how we roll: Waste collection vehicles in Asia is...

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Going Zero Waste in Denpasar

Contributed by Ni Putu Bella Yuliana Dewi and Catur Yudha Hariani, PPLH Bali (Denpasar, Indonesia) We live in a time where people are encouraged to buy and consume goods wrapped in disposable single-use plastics in the name of convenience. In this...

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Virtual Member Engagement Sessions

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the harsh realities of the unjust world that we live in. Despite these challenges, the GAIA has been in a fortunate position to play a role in connecting people across borders, to show the value of having global solidarity and working together as a movement. While the pandemic may have limited our physical movement in meeting with people and conducting exchanges, it does not mean that the learning has to stop. 

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GAYO launches campus eco-clubs

In an age where environmental issues such as desertification and a shortage of water and food supply are becoming more pressing, groups like Ghana’s Green Africa Youth Organization (GAYO) are at the forefront to find solutions to these challenges through environmental education.

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Meet Our Members – Go Green OC

Go Green OC Composting Comes to Ocean City, MD   A Conversation with Josh Chamberlain, Founder of Go Green OC Tell us how your organization came to be.  We started on Earth Day, 2018. Our focus is primarily Ocean City, Maryland, with goals of re-introducing recycling...

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Zero Waste dreams in Hoi An

By Le Thi Trang, GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) Hoi An City and Cu Lao Cham Island have  been well known for starting the first plastic-free movement in VietNam in 2009. Its slogans such as “Cu Lao Cham Says No to Plastic Bags” and...

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