GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
by Felicia Dayrit Thirty-six participants graduated from the first online version of the Zero Waste Academy (ZWA) implemented by GAIA Asia Pacific and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) from January 18 to March 21, 2021. Of these graduates, three received funding for their...read more
by Sherma E Benosa The 2021 International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWCC) was vastly different from previous versions not only because the conference was conducted online, but more importantly, we managed to put on the centerstage the very people who are doing...read more
Communications Coordinator (U.S. & Canada Program) GAIA is a global network working towards a just and zero waste world without incineration. GAIA aims to power a transition away from our current linear and extractive economy and towards a circular system that...read more
See this policy briefing to learn how countries can avoid loopholes in plastic trade regulatory frameworks and ensure that new rules under the Basel Convention plastic waste amendments have real impact.
Fact Sheet: False solutions to the Plastic Pollution Crisis As the global plastic pollution crisis continues to grow, so does industry hype around techno-fixes, including waste-to-energy incineration and chemical processing of plastic waste. Such...
In 2017-2020, the plastics and chemical industry, represented by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), led an effort to make legislative changes to statewide policies to promote pyrolysis or "plastic-to-fuel" (PTF). This strategy not only promotes a techno-fix with a...
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