FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 25 October 2021, 12am GMT+1  Global 1.5˚C Target will Not Be Possible Unless More Countries Commit to Reducing Plastic and Other Waste, Study Finds 300+ Organizations in 70+ Countries Sign Open Letter Demanding Leaders Stop Burning and...

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Press Statement on ADB Energy Policy draft

12 May 2021 The Global Alliance on Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific welcomes the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) rapid phaseout of coal towards a low-carbon transition in the region, as stated in its draft Energy Policy. It is a victory for...

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In contrast to polluting approaches like “waste-to-energy” incinerators and landfills, since 2004, Rwanda began a process of carrying out national bans to reduce the consumption and manufacturing of single-use plastic in the country.

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Inclusive Recovery IWPD Press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01 March, 2021 On International Waste Pickers’ Day, Report Shows that Cities That Partner with Informal Recyclers Create Good Jobs, Help the Climate , and Save Money. Working with Waste Pickers is Essential to an Inclusive Economic Recovery.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 February 2021   New Study: Zero Waste Systems Creates up to 200 Times More Jobs than Landfills and Incinerators  Zero Waste Found to Be a Key Strategy to Build Strong, Sustainable Economies 15 February 2021– A new study from GAIA finds that...

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Sustainable Finance IPR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3 December, 2020   Zero Waste Circular Economy: ‘game-changer’ for Sustainable Finance, experts say  European Commission has opened a public consultation on Sustainable Finance Taxonomy until December 18 Brussels, Belgium– Zero Waste Europe...

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Sachets fuel plastic waste crisis in the Philippines

New GAIA report exposes big problems in small packets  Quezon City, Philippines (July 14, 2020) —New findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste were revealed in a new report, SACHET ECONOMY:...

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California passes strong new carpet stewardship policy!

Read the full Press Release We applaud the signing of California’s AB 1158 into law as a significant step for the state and a new global standard in producer responsibility. California’s AB 1158 repairs the state’s Carpet Stewardship Program. As cities and states...

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