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.

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)

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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

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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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.

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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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