Support WasteAid and help stop marine plastic pollution


Did you know that up to 70% of the plastic in the oceans comes from places with no waste management?

1 in 3 people globally do not have a rubbish collection and have to burn or dump their waste. Poorly managed waste contributes to the spread of disease, adds to the climate crisis and pollutes the oceans.

WasteAid is a small charity that shares waste management and recycling skills in the world’s poorest places.

Our partners make products from waste, fight poverty, prevent climate change emissions and stop plastic pollution.

Save our oceans: make an impact today!

The Cameroon estuary in the East Atlantic is a globally important site for wildlife, home to sea turtles, manatees and mangrove forests.

The estuary has become heavily polluted with plastic waste, and we want to make change.

WasteAid will train 300 local people to make products using waste plastic, and we need everybody’s support to make it happen. 

There’s never been a better time to give.

All donations we receive by 31 July will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million.

Join the Walk for WasteAid

Join the Walk for WasteAid in Manchester on Saturday 6 July

Bring a team or come by yourself, have some fun and raise money to help stop plastic pollution.

This year we’ll be completing a 25km walk along canals and waterways through the iconic city of Manchester.

Come along and meet friendly people who want to make positive change.

Sign up today and start fundraising – all donations received by the end of July will be doubled by UK government, so your support will go twice as far.

WasteAid toolkit for community waste management

Our award-winning WasteAid toolkit, Making Waste Work, helps people start up community waste management and recycling businesses, keep neighbourhoods clean, and generate an income. Visit the toolkit for technical and safety tips and more ideas for turning waste into useful products. #makingwastework

Watch: How to turn plastic bags into paving tiles (youtube)

See the the toolkit summary

Explore the full WasteAid toolkit and 12 how-to guides

Inspiration and ideas

Be inspired by stories of people making waste work in their communities. Send us your ideas and stories about transforming waste materials into something useful. #makingwastework

Take part! Join the Eyewitness campaign

A school built from plastic bottles in Cambodia

Innovating with agricultural waste in India

Building a waste management start-up in Malawi

WasteAid news and events

Join in

Be part of the WasteAid movement calling for better waste management for all. By acting now we can help protect future generations from serious pollution, the spread of diseases, and the harmful impacts of climate change.

Be a WasteAid eyewitness

Join the Walk for WasteAid, Manchester, 6 July

Get involved in campaigns and fundraising

Donate to share recycling around the world

Waste Aid in Australia works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island (ATSI) communities to create sustainable solutions to inadequate waste management in disadvantaged communities. Waste Aid Australia assists ATSI partners to leverage their own skills and expertise to manage environmental problems on their own land. Find out more at

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With your support more people can create recycling jobs, building a healthier future for everyone.

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