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.
A new United Nations report shows that we must tackle methane emissions to keep planetary warming under control. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and much of it comes from organic waste in landfills. The good news is that we can...read more
Trash Landing on You: Uncovering the dirty business of the global waste trade Affected communities call for an end to the plastic waste trade
19 May 2021 - The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific together with #breakfreefromplastic is holding a media briefing today on the ongoing plastic waste trade. With speakers from both receiving and exporting countries, the...read more
Global Plastics Policy Coordinator (6-12 months post) The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (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...read more
Italy's shipments of municipal waste to Tunisia in 2020 shine a spotlight on persisting abuses in the global trade in plastic and other waste. In particular, this scandal highlights the role of problematic EU waste code 19 12 12 in these illegal...
Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Chemical Recycling – Ten concerns with existing life cycle assessments
This joint paper presents key findings from a review of some of the most commonly cited chemical recycling and recovery LCAs, which reveal major flaws and weaknesses regarding scientific rigour, data quality, calculation methods, and interpretations of the...
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.
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