The Prime Minister’s announcement and COAG support for a ban on waste exports should be cautiously welcomed and is long overdue following the embarrassing revelations of Australian illegal waste dumping in South East Asia. However, it seems certain that the announcement is designed to distract from a major government push to burn Australia’s waste in polluting incinerators: an industry it quietly supports. As noted by some media reports on the announcement, the government “was exploring using waste in energy plants to power Australian homes.”
Buenos Aires, 31 de mayo 2016. El cruce de reflexiones e información en torno a modelos de producción y consumo y las alternativas de la agroecología y basura cero en un contexto de lucha contra el cambio climático y la justicia ambiental, se dio lugar en un Seminario realizado este fin de semana en Buenos Aires.
In the Philippines, January 2015 has been declared a Zero Waste Month for the entire country! In celebration, and to continue moving the fight forward, the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), EcoWaste Coalition, Mother Earth Foundation, and Health Care Without Harm are helping to organize the first ever Philippines Zero Waste fair.