WasteAid shares recycling skills around the world

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 waste management service and have to burn or dump their waste, much of it ending up in the oceans.

WasteAid helps people turn their waste into useful products. We share recycling skills to create green jobs, improve public health, and protect the environment.

Stop ocean plastic pollution: make an impact today!

From 1 May to 31 July public donations to the Widening the Net appeal will be doubled by the UK government, empowering people in the poorest parts of the world to turn ocean-bound plastic waste into useful products.

With a little training, people can build the foundations of sustainable change.

UK Aid Match means we can create twice as many green recycling jobs and double our positive impact on the oceans.

Our Widening the Net programme will train people living in poverty to recycle ocean-bound plastic into paving tiles and other useful products.

Trainees will create green jobs, keep the environment healthy and prevent marine plastic pollution.

All donations we receive by 31 July will help train people around the world to stop plastic pollution, and will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million.

Join the Walk for WasteAid

On 6 July we’ll be rising to the challenge of a 25km walk through the iconic city of Manchester.

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.

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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

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A school built from plastic bottles in Cambodia

Innovating with agricultural waste in India

Building a waste management start-up in Malawi

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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 wasteaid.org.au

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

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