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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Chemical Recycling: Distraction, Not Solution

GAIA has released a new technical analysis authored by chemical engineers Dr. Andrew Neil Rollinson and Dr. Jumoke Oladejo. The report reveals that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures. The plastic pollution...

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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...

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Show Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives

Show Solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives Dear Friends, The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN is a horrific act of police brutality in a long history of horrific violence against Black, people of color, and indigenous people in America. The state...

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Waste Picker Exchange in Kenya

Waste Pickers hold skill exchange in Kenya By Carissa Marnce, GAIA Africa Communications Officer From social stigmatization to exploitation from the private sector, Waste Pickers face many challenges in their line of work. Determined to prevail over these challenges,...

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Our Care for Waste Workers

Contributed by Iwut Wulandari, YPBB - Indonesia Who makes sure your home's waste is managed, so you don't have to litter or burn trash that can produce toxic gases that are harmful to you? It is the waste workers. They make sure that our waste is collected and, even...

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Learn by the nugget – AP webinars

Learn by the nuggets GAIA Asia Pacific webinar series Learn by the nuggets: GAIA AP webinar/webshop series Learn by the nuggets webinar series features the work of GAIA members, and offers a deep dive on the latest reports and campaigns. This webshop series takes...

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COVID heroes from India

Videos by Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Chintan responded by raising funds to help waste pickers in Delhi, India.  They distributed over 2000+ ration kits in 23 worst hit areas of Delhi, reaching...

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GAIA Asia Pacific in the time of COVID-19

GAIA AP in the time of Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic while revealing the ugly truth about social structures and injustices has also revealed the kindness in many people's hearts and the sense of community to extend help to those in need.  Once again we are reminded...

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Waste workers in the frontline

Contributed by Suchismita Pai, SWaCH Outreach Quit your work or move, when faced with this tough option, Anjana Ghorke chose to move rather than quit. In these times of the Corona Virus when most of us are afraid to move outside our homes and have work-from-home...

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