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Truth Behind the Trash: “America Recycles Day”

by Adi Varshneya, Zero Waste Communities Coordinator, GAIA US & Canada | November 16, 2019

What’s wrong with America Recycles Day?  “America Recycles Day” and its host organization, Keep America Beautiful both have nice-sounding names, but that’s part of the problem. While the organization Keep America Beautiful seems like a friendly non-profit, in reality, it is an industry-sponsored group that lends public credibility to corporate interests. According to investigations including […]

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Uncategorized, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Asia city officials, groups showcase solutions to plastic pollution 

by Jed Alegado | October 13, 2019

Penang, Malaysia  (13 October 2019) — Hundreds  of local government  officials and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Asia are meeting in a two-day international conference in Penang, Malaysia to showcase solutions and discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic pollution—and usher in sustainable, Zero Waste Cities in the region.    The conference organized […]

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Press Release, News

Green groups push back on incineration plans in Australia

by admin | August 17, 2019

Calls on waste take back MANILA, Philippines (August 15, 2019)—Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that they will stop export of recyclable waste amid rising global plastic pollution concern and pushback from Asian countries who are at the receiving end of the waste trade. Green groups in and around the region are wary of […]

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Plastic Policies, Press Release, UNEA

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

by admin | March 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 UNEA-4 Agreement Does Not Deliver at Scale and Urgency Needed Nairobi, Kenya – At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), member states of the UN Environment Programme failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health. At UNEA-4, member […]

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Steering Committees

Yuyun Ismawati

by admin | January 9, 2019

Founder of Balifokus (now Nexus 3) and convenor of the Indonesian Zero Waste Alliance (AZWI)

Yuyun has more than 25 years of experience in environmental health, actively involved in chemicals, especially mercury, and wastes conventions negotiations. Before her work in the NGO sector, she worked as a consultant for various environmental projects. Together with close friends, she co-founded BaliFokus, which later rebranded as Nexus3 Foundation in response to a broader […]

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