6th Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration

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The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives / Global Anti Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) would like to invite all GAIA members and other allied groups to join our 6th Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration on 28th November 2007.

As the campaign to prevent climate change is gaining ground, there still an immense need to connect this environmental challenge to issues pertaining to waste. Since the climate change debate has also become entwined with the discussion on the energy generation and consumption, it is important that we uncover the truth behind generating energy from waste that is being pushed by incinerator and landfill industries as green and renewable. We see the 2007 GDA as an opportunity to raise our concerns on waste and climate change by organizing build-up activities preceding the UNFCCC (COP 13) on December 3 to 14, 2007 in Bali , Indonesia.

The working theme for the 2007 Global Day of Action against Waste and Incineration will be “Zero Waste, Zero Warming: Dirty Technologies Will Not Clean the World.” By “dirty technologies” – we mean landfills, dumpsites, incinerators of all types, cement kilns burning wastes. Studies show that waste prevention, reduction and recycling can result in big energy savings since the demand for raw materials extraction is reduced.

GDA 2007 will draw attention to the need for safe and sustainable alternatives to end- of- pipe waste management processes that will genuinely reduce generation of greenhouse gases, promote conservation of our diminishing resources and protect human health and the environment from further toxicity.