Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives

Founding Year: 2000

Staff: 52

Budget: $3m

Christie Keith (International Coordinator and the Executive Director of its U.S. office)

It’s a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries, which works with the aim of catalyzing “a global shift towards environmental justice by strengthening grassroots social movements that advance solutions to waste and pollution. ” This is to achieve their vision of a just, zero waste world built on respect for ecological limits and community rights, where people are free from the burden of toxic pollution, and resources are sustainably conserved, not burned or dumped.”


  • Fighting plastic pollution
  • Shutting down waste-to-energy incinerators and cement kilns
  • Promoting zero waste models
  • Supporting the rights of recycling workers and waste pickers



    • Zero Waste City Manual: A Toolkit to Establish City and Community Zero Waste Systems (July 2020, 44p)
    • Chemical Recycling: Status, Sustainability and Environmental Impacts (Rollinson, Andrew N. and Oladejo, Jumoke, June, 2020, 35p)

Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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