Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives

Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (2000, Berkeley, CA and elsewhere, 52 staff;

800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries advancing solutions to waste and pollution. Waste and pollution are viewed as a symptom of the  extractive economy; Zero waste is the alternative.


  • 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


  • Reports (37), fact sheets, press releases, case studies
  • Recent reports
    • 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)


  • Christie Keith is GAIA’s International Coordinator and the Executive Director of its U.S. office


  • ~$3M (2019)
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