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…
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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- [...]
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...
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.
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%.
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...
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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