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.
Climate breakdown is fueled by the myth that we can keep taking, making and wasting finite resources. It’s time we exposed the fossil fuel industries behind the plastic and climate crises, and make zero waste part of the climate solution! Of global greenhouse gas...read more
18 September 2021, Philippines--After a year of successfully sustaining its Zero Waste efforts, Apo Island—a barangay (village) in Dauin municipality in Negros Oriental, Philippines—is now tagged as the county’s 1st Zero Waste Island Barangay. "The...read more
Presently, several Asian countries have national regulations or bans on single-use plastics. Bangladesh, the first country to have a national ban on plastic bags, passed the ban in 2002, long before the problem of single-use plastic bags became a mainstream issue....read more
Plastic waste has arrived in Latin America: trends and challenges in the region Between January and August 2020, the United States shipped 44,173 tons of plastic waste, the same tonnage as almost 300 blue whales, to 15 Latin American countries,...
We, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and our allied networks, are writing to state our unequivocal opposition to the continued support of the Asian Development Bank on waste incinerators with energy recovery or waste-to-energy (WTE). The...
In five major U.S. cities, 64% of plastic collected is NOT recyclable. For decades, U.S. cities have collected mixed plastic in recycling programs in an unsuccessful attempt to solve the plastic waste crisis. Analyzing the municipal solid waste (MSW) streams of five...
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