GAIA's websites

GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Official website

GAIA’s blog on Stories and Solutions for a Waste-Free World


Other useful libraries and databases

UNEP Waste Management Databases (links for useful databases in various countries)

WIEGO publications and resources


Global organizations

International Agencies

United Nations Environment Programme - waste management

World Bank - urban solid waste management

OECD – Resource productivity and waste


Zero Waste International Alliance

Zero Waste Alliance

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers

IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network)


ISWA (International Solid Waste Association)

FEAD (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services)


groundWork – Friends of the Earth South Africa




European Commission - waste

European Commission Environmental Data Centre on Waste

Europa Summaries of EU legislation

Zero Waste Europe

UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)

Latin America & Caribbean

Coalición Argentina Anti Incineración

Red Latinoamericana de Recicladores

Middle East & North Africa


North America

United States Environmental Protection Agency – wastes

United States Environmental Protection Agency: Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States: Facts and Figures


Energy Justice Network

Grassroots Recycling Network