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WasteAid shares waste management and recycling skills in the world’s poorest places.
1 in 3 people worldwide have to dump or burn their waste, causing the spread of disease, polluting the oceans and adding to the climate crisis.
Together with our partners, we develop waste collection and recycling programmes to build a cleaner and healthier future. You can help.
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The bigger picture
Unmanaged waste is fast becoming one of the biggest issues of our time.
UNEP Factsheets on COVID-19 and Waste ManagementWasteAid welcomes the COVID-19 and Waste Management factsheets published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
The United Nations Environment Programme COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets provide guidance on how to mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic on the global environment.
WasteAid works with governments and businesses to help stop plastic pollution and climate change emissions from waste.
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
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.
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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With your support more people can create recycling jobs, building a healthier future for everyone.