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Filipino Barangays – Leading the Way in Zero Waste Models

Communities in the Philippines that were once riddled with trash are being recognized for their revolutionary zero waste models. By implementing a combination of effective policy advocacy, powerful grassroots organizing, and meaningful community education on ecological waste management, these communities decreased their waste in landfills, generated more jobs, and enhanced …

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Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

Originally published in the Huffington Post a few months ago, this introduction to the zero waste case studies in GAIA’s On the Road to Zero Waste: Successes and Lessons from Around the World contains some crucial ideas about moving beyond recycling. Zero waste is both a goal and a plan …