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 Global Waste Shell Game: “Returned” Illegal Waste Shipments from U.S., Diverted from Indonesia to other Asian Countries
28 October 2019 – Jakarta, Indonesia. In what environmental watchdogs are calling a global pollution shell game, Indonesian ofﬁcials have been caught approving re-exports of illegal U.S. waste shipments to other Asian countries instead of returning them to the U.S....read more
Penang, Malaysia (13 October 2019) — Hundreds of local government officials and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia met in a two-day international conference in Penang, Malaysia to showcase solutions and discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic...read more
Organized by GAIA and Consumers’ Association of Penang Hosted by Seberang Perai Municipal Council 14-15 October 2019 | Penang, Malaysia Zero Waste challenges the “take-make-waste” mode, focusing on collective responsibility and waste prevention. To date, more than 25...read more
Everyone knows what causes climate change: fossil fuels. What’s less known is that plastic is also a climate polluter, as it is made from fossil fuels, such as crude oil, coal, and natural gas. New research published by Center for International...
By Froilan Grate Guimaras—that’s the name of the island where I grew up. Located in Central Philippines, it is blessed with powdery white sand beaches, the sweetest mangoes, and some of the warmest people in the planet. I remember spending my childhood in the...
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans every year. Though these are local, the problem of plastic production, waste generation, and plastic pollution is global. Global plastic production has increased steadily and has reached 320 million...