health and the environment

International Zero Waste Cities Conference 2023: Zero Waste to Zero Emission

One of the leading causes of climate change is unmanaged waste and at the recently held COP27 last November 2022, the continuing struggle to reach the Global Methane Pledge, which recognizes that reducing methane, a greenhouse gas over 80 times…

Stories of Truth and Success for International Zero Waste Month

GAIA Asia Pacific hosts digital and big screen film fest In a time when disinformation is the norm, it has become a rare opportunity to find points of truth. Global crises, especially waste management problems, are undeniably evident almost everywhere.…

Under the Microscope: GAIA Asia Pacific, Partners, Media Discuss Waste Colonialism

Exposing the truth behind the plastic crisis through a brand audit  The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific took a bold step forward in unveiling the truth behind the plastic pollution crisis through a waste assessment and brand…

Affected communities ask the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to divest from Davao’s Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility

Farmers, Environmentalists, and Experts Stand Against Waste Incineration On January 9, 2023, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific together with Ecowaste Coalition and the Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustianability (IDIS) – Davao and in partnership with Ecoteneo,…

Church and Environmental Groups Exhort Black Nazarene Devotees to Go Zero Waste

7 January 2023, Quezon City.  Coinciding with the observance of January as Zero Waste Month, church and environmental organizations exhorted the faithful devotees of the Black Nazarene to mark the upcoming feast without leaving a trail of garbage. In a…

It’s time to Refuse Single-Use Plastics!

Creating a Space to Refuse Single-Use  January 6, 2023. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, Ecowaste Coalition, Mother Earth Foundation, and Zero Waste youth volunteers gathered in the Activity Center of Trinoma, one of Metro Manila’s largest malls,…

Environmental group promotes “Zero Waste” to reduce toxic and waste pollution in the Philippines

Environmental watchdog group BAN Toxics, along with other environmental protection advocates, calls on the nation to promote “zero waste” as a principle and practice to reduce toxic and waste pollution in the Philippines in time for Zero Waste Month. January…

Gaia: We Refuse Single-Use Plastics

As a product of fossil fuels, plastic is one of the main drivers of the climate crisis. Continued plastic production and consumption heat up global climate temperatures, deplete our resources, intoxicate the environment, and create public health issues, feed incinerators,…

GAIA welcomes January 2023 as INTERNATIONAL ZERO WASTE MONTH

Zero Waste for Zero Emissions The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific is using the strength of the movement to celebrate International Zero Waste Month this January. Leveraging its wide international network, GAIA boldly takes the lead to…

EcoWaste Coalition Backs Community Action to Protect People and the Environment from Firecrackers and Fireworks

27 December 2022, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition exhorted the country’s over 42,000 barangays (communities) to mount proactive action that will protect their constituents and the ecosystems from harm caused by the lighting of firecrackers and fireworks,…

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