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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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...
Regulating single-use plastics in the Philippines: Opportunities to move forward A policy brief prepared by GAIA Asia Pacific calling for a national single-use plastics ban in the Philippines following a survey by Social Weather Stations showing that 7 out of 10...
In 2017-2019, 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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