International Zero Waste Cities Conference 2021

Zero Waste challenges the “take-make-waste” mode, focusing on collective responsibility and waste prevention. To date, more than 25 cities across the region have established Zero Waste models, showcasing innovations in source separation, organics...

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GAIA Asia Pacific is hiring a Plastics Campaigner

The Asia Pacific Plastics Campaigner will provide leadership within the GAIA AP team for the coordination, implementation, management, and provision of support and services to plastics-related initiatives of members and partners in the AP region. As the...

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Stories of Resilience During Lockdown

Contributed by Junaid ul Shafi and Nalini Shekar of Hasiru Dala (India) The pandemic has shattered the livelihoods and lives of millions of people across the globe.  Established states and systems are still trembling with the jolts pandemic gave to their...

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Sustainable Finance IPR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3 December, 2020   Zero Waste Circular Economy: ‘game-changer’ for Sustainable Finance, experts say  European Commission has opened a public consultation on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy until December 18 Brussels, Belgium– Zero Waste Europe...

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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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