WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

At the end of April, Biffa’s Dean Willet and WasteAid’s Mike Webster headed out to Kwa Muhia on the shores of Lake Naivasha to see how WasteAid’s UKAid funded project with the Kwa Muhia Environmental Group (KMEG) was progressing. Kicking off at the beginning of 2019,...
Cleaning the poorest communities in Islamabad

Cleaning the poorest communities in Islamabad

It’s always the poorest who live in the dirtiest places and suffer ill health as a result. Why? Because they can’t afford private waste collections and the government tends to ignore them. That’s why the Pakistan Mission Society, supported by Tearfund, has set up the...
Waste in a country that does not exist

Waste in a country that does not exist

Somaliland is NOT Somalia. This is one of the first things you’ll hear when you arrive in Hargeisa, a city of around 1.3 million and the de facto capital of this de facto state. After a vicious civil war and following the collapse of the Somali government in early...
WasteAid in Somaliland

WasteAid in Somaliland

WasteAid UK will be working with the Danish Refugee Council in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland. Since a civil-war in the early 1990s Somaliland has been largely peaceful but its status as unrecognized by the international community...
Dumps and dreams – an update from Northern Ghana

Dumps and dreams – an update from Northern Ghana

We’ve been working with the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese in far northern Ghana, to assess the local solid waste situation and see how we can work with some of the poorest in the region to not only clean up their communities, making them healthier places to...
Inclusive recycling – what is and why does it matter?

Inclusive recycling – what is and why does it matter?

It has been estimated that around 15-20 million people are involved in informal recycling. A staggering number, but, first things first, what does this mean? It means that tens of millions of people are involved in collecting, separating, aggregating and reprocessing...

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