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.
Program Operations & Grants Administrator GAIA is a worldwide alliance of grassroots organisations and national alliances in over 90 countries working for justice and a world without waste. We see waste, plastics, and their resulting pollution as a symptom of a...read more
Groups call for ban on toxic chemicals in food packaging and single-use plastics: Tag it a pandemic waiting to happen
World Health Day, Apr 7, 2021—The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, together with #breakfreefromplastic, Greeners Actions (Hong Kong), Health Care Without Harm-Southeast Asia, and UPSTREAM warn the public of another pandemic...read more
Green groups urge ADB to stop lending for Waste-to-Energy incinerators as response to climate and health crises
March 24, 2021--More than 50 environmental and human rights groups have urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to stop funding waste-to-energy incinerators as the world faces climate, health, and economic crises. In a letter addressed to the Bank, the...read more
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.
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...
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