At WasteAid, we work with communities and policy makers in lower and middle income countries to implement waste management and recycling programmes.
1 in 3 people worldwide are forced to dump or burn their waste, causing disease, polluting the oceans, and contributing to the global climate crisis.
Our work improves livelihoods, promotes circular economy innovation and contributes to a cleaner and healthier future for all.
5-10% of climate change emissions are caused by open burning of waste
Find out how we’re working with diverse global partners to shine a spotlight on waste at COP26.
9 million people die every year from diseases linked to waste and pollution
Read about the links between waste, clean water and improved sanitation and health.
WasteAid promotes and shares locally appropriate, evidence based and inclusive waste management practices, supporting and empowering others to take positive action.
Partnering with public, private and community-based organisations in countries where poor waste management is harming the environment, economy and society.
Sharing skills with international non-governmental organisations with our bespoke approach to sustainable waste management, not least through our award winning toolkit.
Cooperating with businesses and governments to help address the global waste crisis.
Theory of Change
WasteAid has developed a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to demonstrate the positive impacts of sustainable resource management.
This data will in turn be useful in convincing more politicians and policy makers to facilitate waste collection services in their areas, as well as attracting more institutional and corporate partners who are looking to make a measurable impact towards reducing climate emissions, preventing marine plastic pollution, and supporting sustainable livelihoods in some of the poorest parts of the world.
Sustainable Development Goals
Now is the time to recognise waste management is vital for global sustainable development
There are more than 7 billion of us, and we’re producing waste every day. A staggering half of that waste isn’t collected, treated or safely disposed of, and it’s causing a global waste crisis.
WasteAid receives crucial support from businesses with shared values.
Becoming a WasteAid supporter will help you:
- Meet your business social and environmental objectives
- Help communities linked through your supply chain
- Make a positive impact on global poverty, pollution and climate change
- Motivate your staff and encourage team building
PROJECT SPOTLIGHT – UK Aid Match in Cameroon
WasteAid’s supporters with matched funding from the UK government are helping to stop plastic pollution in the Cameroon estuary.
Working with local partners, WasteAid is training 164 people to collect and recycle plastic waste in the coastal city of Douala, Cameroon.
Former International Development Secretary Alok Sharma said: “I am delighted the UK government has matched the British public’s generous donations to WasteAid’s ‘Widening the Net’ appeal. This funding will help train people across Cameroon to collect and recycle plastic waste, especially in areas where rubbish is not collected, allowing them to take an active role in protecting their environment.”
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