Workers from El Ceibo Cooperative collecting recyclables and promoting source separation. (photo: Cooperativa El Ceibo)
Check out Other Worlds' latest blog series, “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste,” featuring new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy. Each week, we highlight a success story in the zero waste movement, excerpted from the report On the Road to Zero Waste: Successes and Lessons from Around the World by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA). GAIA is a powerful worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries. Their collective goal is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. Other Worlds is excited to promote the work of GAIA and the organized communities it works with, and hopes that the stories inspire you and others to begin moving your home, town or city, nation, and planet toward zero waste. This introduction to zero waste is the first in a ten-part series on zero waste successes and lessons. Following weeks feature inspiring stories from around the globe. Check back regularly for the latest blogs!
And check out the series featured on Truthout here!
Part 1: Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste
October 26, 2012
Part 2: San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020
November 2, 2012
Part 3: Pune, India: On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers
November 11, 2012
Part 4: Door-to-door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain
November 18, 2012
Part 5: Zero Waste: From Dream to Reality in the Philippines
November 30, 2012
Part 6: Vegetable Waste to Zero Waste in La Pintana, Chile
December 7, 2012
Part 7: Waste Pickers Running Biogas Plants in Mumbai, India
December 14, 2012
Part 8: Europe's Best Recycling and Prevention Program
December 22, 2012
Part 10: Including Grassroots Recyclers in Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 12, 2013
Thanks for reading!