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Zero waste systems can create thousands of jobs across world: GAIA Stu...

  Mar 06, 2021

Zero waste systems can create thousands of jobs across world: GAIA Study

Q. What is the news?

Q. What is GAIA?

GAIA is an alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-profits and individuals whose vision is to create a toxic-free world without incineration, according to its website. 

Q. What are the findings of report? 

The study found:


The report noted that the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused millions of people around the world to lose their jobs. To bolster their economies, local, provincial, and national governments are deploying considerable recovery funds to rebuild local economies.

Q. What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a comprehensive waste management approach that focuses on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is to avoid sending trash to landfills, incinerators or the ocean.

Disposal-based systems, on the other hand, rely on incineration and landfills to handle most of the waste stream, resulting in higher economic costs and environmental consequences.

Q. Are there any global examples for same?