JAN 28: Daily Recap
IZWM at a glance: Here’s what happened today!
In response to the International Zero Waste Month, we are planning to organize a communication event to bring local residents’ attention to “reuse” as an effective solution for waste reduction, particularly plastic waste in the environment. The event will last for three weeks, aiming to engage the interest of friends on the Facebook pages of project team members, the CAB fan page and local residents around the “Reuse Station” venue.
The project will encompass various activities, such as posting communications highlighting the harmful effects of using Single-Use Plastics (SUP) and encouraging local residents to donate used items to those in need instead of discarding them in landfills. Additionally, we will collect recyclable materials in exchange for refillable detergent to encourage the refill habit as well as support the local waste pickers to buy recycled items. On the main day of this exchange activity, we will not only directly communicate about reuse but also interview some voluntary participants to share their thoughts about SUP and Reuse, which will be posted on Facebook afterward for social communication.
Site Visit to Communities Impacted by the proposed SGEEP (WTE Incinerator) in Batu Arang/Bandar Tasik Puteri, Rawang, Selangor
This activity created a space for (1) community members impacted by a WTE incinerator proposal to voice their concerns, insights, and demands to the government; and (2) facilitate the sharing of firsthand knowledge and experiences among community members, GAIA, and GAIA members regarding challenges associated with WTE incineration and campaigning against it.
Pangasinan Pse, in partnership with Ecowaste Coalition, launched the Walang Plastikan Roadshow 2024 for this year’s National Zero Waste Month with the forum “𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒚-𝒃𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒐𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔” in Dagupan City.
First skills training on solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for 2024. Participants gained deep technical knowledge and skills on various solar PV designs, roof-mounted installation, system operations and solar business opportunities. Exciting year ahead!
- Share your International Zero Waste Month experience using the hashtags and tag us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Tiktok. This is a sure way for us to see your messages and cross-post them on GAIA’s social media platforms!#ZeroWasteMonth #ZeroWasteMonth2024 #IZWM2024 #CHOOSEREUSE #GoForZeroWaste
- Help us spread the word on January! Check our International Zero Waste Month branding guide
For more information and updates, please check out the IZWM2024 landing page: https://2024-zwmonth.zerowaste.asia/