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Another COPINH Leader, Defender of Indigenous Communities and Rivers, Assassinated

Another COPINH Leader, Defender of Indigenous Communities and Rivers, Assassinated | GAIA News | Scoop.it

With heavy hearts, Grassroots International mourns the death of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía Urquía, a member of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), who was brutally killed on July 6, just 4 months after the assassination of Berta Cáceres. Lesbia Yaneth defended the rights of Indigenous communities and rivers...

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Hasiru Dala turns 3!

Hasiru Dala turns 3! | GAIA News | Scoop.it
Dear friends, colleagues & supporters It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Hasiru Dala, the foundations of which were laid together by wastepickers and informal waste collectors of Bangalore, completes 3 years today (26th November, 2016). It has been an arduous, adventurous and fulfilling journey. In these 3 years, the organization has grown…
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PRESS RELEASE: Valencia’s commitment to introduce a container deposit scheme, a step forward for Circular Economy in Europe

PRESS RELEASE: Valencia’s commitment to introduce a container deposit scheme, a step forward for Circular Economy in Europe | GAIA News | Scoop.it
For immediate release: Brussels, November 30, 2016 In an extremely well attended conference held in Valencia on November 29th the regional government of Valencia (Eastern Spain) showed its commitment to forge ahead with the project of creating [...]
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Paul Connett Celebration Video

Dr. Paul Connett has spent the last 30 years tirelessly campaigning against incineration, and for zero waste solutions. In honour of his commitment activists from around the world send messages of gratitude.

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The Difference Between “Zero Waste to Landfill” and “Zero Waste”

The Difference Between “Zero Waste to Landfill” and “Zero Waste” | GAIA News | Scoop.it
The pioneers of the Zero Waste movement were very clear in the mid-90s that “zero waste to landfill” was not the same thing as Zero Waste.
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Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products

Europe-wide redesign project seeks examples of wasteful products | GAIA News | Scoop.it
Members of the public are being asked to nominate poorly-designed and wasteful products as part of a project to identify and redesign products for a more resource efficient economy.
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SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans

SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans | GAIA News | Scoop.it

Anne Larracas of Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives said waste-to-energy facilities are "old technologies repackaged to escape the stigma of pollution and contamination to communities."

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Compromis asegura que se ha paralizado la ampliación de la incineración de residuos en la cementera de Buñol 

Compromis asegura que se ha paralizado la ampliación de la incineración de residuos en la cementera de Buñol  | GAIA News | Scoop.it
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Press Release: Zero Waste Europe – New ESR proposal is promising but lacks strength

Press Release: Zero Waste Europe – New ESR proposal is promising but lacks strength | GAIA News | Scoop.it

Brussels 25 July, 2016: Zero Waste Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in key economic sectors such as waste management by 30% by 2030, but warns of potential loopholes.

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The Dirty World of Ranking Cities

The Dirty World of Ranking Cities | GAIA News | Scoop.it
Our culture obsesses with rankings. These days, everywhere you turn there’s a new list of the “ten healthiest cities” or “the most livable neighborhoods.” While these are helpful heuristics, it is unclear how much they actually improve the quality of life for citizens.
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Delhi fails to make best of waste - Times of India

Delhi fails to make best of waste - Times of India | GAIA News | Scoop.it
Delhi is surely not a model city as far as municipal solid waste is concerned.
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Waste-to-power plants fail repeatedly

Waste-to-power plants fail repeatedly | GAIA News | Scoop.it
HYDERABAD: The proposal to generate power from waste continue to remain a non-starter with the successive state governments having miserably failed to take forward the initiative of converting waste into energy despite availability of large amount of municipal solid waste (garbage).
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Indian Entrepreneur Turns Rags to Riches Recycling American Sheets

Indian Entrepreneur Turns Rags to Riches Recycling American Sheets | GAIA News | Scoop.it
In the ever-growing mountain of cast-off textiles from the U.S. and other wealthy countries, Mumbai’s Jaideep Sajdeh saw a chance to build a business that could help the environment, create much-needed low-skilled jobs in India and make him rich.
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Widespread opposition to incinerator subsidies in California

Widespread opposition to incinerator subsidies in California | GAIA News | Scoop.it

90 organizations and leaders signed a letter on June 27, 2016 to Governor Brown of California, opposing the idea of increased subsidies and incentives for incineration in the state.

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Germany wakes up to the issue of waste with reusable coffee cups - BBC News

Germany wakes up to the issue of waste with reusable coffee cups - BBC News | GAIA News | Scoop.it
The "Freiburg Cup", which comes with a deposit of €1, is going down well with German students.
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Press Release: MEPs support the end to harmful subsidies to waste-to-energy incineration

Press Release: MEPs support the end to harmful subsidies to waste-to-energy incineration | GAIA News | Scoop.it
For immediate release: Brussels, October 19, 2016 Today, on the International Day of Action on Bioenergy, several MEPs have expressed their support to phase out harmful subsidies that drive waste-to-energy incineration. Across the EU, waste-to- [...]
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Another COPINH Leader, Defender of Indigenous Communities and Rivers, Assassinated

Another COPINH Leader, Defender of Indigenous Communities and Rivers, Assassinated | GAIA News | Scoop.it

With heavy hearts, Grassroots International mourns the death of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía Urquía, a member of COPINH (Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras), who was brutally killed on July 6, just 4 months after the assassination of Berta Cáceres. Lesbia Yaneth defended the rights of Indigenous communities and rivers...

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Cambodia's battle against plastic bag waste 

Cambodia's battle against plastic bag waste  | GAIA News | Scoop.it
The exponential rise in the use of plastic bags in Cambodia is a growing problem due to its adverse impact on environment. But the country is struggling to bring about a change in the public's plastic consumption.
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Vancouver Takes Next Step to Becoming a Zero Waste Community by 2040

Yesterday Vancouver celebrated the immense progress made towards our zero waste goals as part of the Greenest City Action Plan. Since 2010, Vancouver has reduced the amount of solid waste sent to landfill or incinerator by 23%.
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Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - Plastic Chemicals From Ocean 'In Food Chain'

Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - Plastic Chemicals From Ocean 'In Food Chain' | GAIA News | Scoop.it
A leading scientist has told Sky News that the millions of tonnes of plastic pollution floating in the world's oceans could pose a threat to human health.
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Partidos y sindicatos piden una moratoria de seis meses en la incineradora

Partidos y sindicatos piden una moratoria de seis meses en la incineradora | GAIA News | Scoop.it

Partidos como EH Bildu, Podemos y Ezker Anitza-IU, sindicatos como ELA, LAB y CCOO, y grupos ecologistas han pedido hoy al gobierno PNV-PSE de Gipuzkoa una moratoria de 6 meses en el proyecto de la incineradora...

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We need a smart way of dealing with e-waste - Bharati Chaturvedi

We need a smart way of dealing with e-waste - Bharati Chaturvedi | GAIA News | Scoop.it
If any of the smart cities had to be given an award, it should be for how they’ve used tech and IT to solve the challenges that all other cities struggle with
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A Fair Development Vision for Baltimore

Baltimore communities are organizing for a new vision for Fair Development in our City! This video brings together our environmental justice work to stop the…
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New case study: Parma proves 70% recycling and 100kg residual waste can be achieved in only 4 years

New case study: Parma proves 70% recycling and 100kg residual waste can be achieved in only 4 years | GAIA News | Scoop.it

This case study confirms that ZWE’s proposals for the Circular Economy package can be achieved in very little time

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China city shuts down waste-burning plant project over protests

The mayor of a city in central China made a rare public address calling for calm after thousands of people protested against a waste incineration project over fears it would damage the environment and residents' health.
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