COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets

COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets

How can we safely manage the increase of waste produced in response to COVID-19?   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. In...
Virtual Safari: Why Kwa Muhia?

Virtual Safari: Why Kwa Muhia?

Waste in Kwa Muhia Testimonial: Duncan Oloo, Kwa Muhia Environmental Group “We had no waste collection service until WasteAid helped us develop a community approach to managing our rubbish sustainably by setting up a waste recycling centre within the village....
EARTH DAY: WasteAid launches Virtual Safari

EARTH DAY: WasteAid launches Virtual Safari

WasteAid has created a Virtual Safari into the Kenyan wilderness, an immersive experience with science, culture, art, cookery and lots of wildlife to help lift spirits, and to raise money for waste collectors in low-income countries.   Virtual safari around lake...
Waste collection: the public health imperative

Waste collection: the public health imperative

Despite rarely achieving the same public and political profile as other utility services, waste management can be considered a ‘basic human right’ alongside water and sanitation, energy, transport and communications. UNEP/ISWA, 2015 In the UK, none of us can remember...
WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

SPECIAL RESOURCES WasteAid safety guidance for waste collectors and communities in low-income countries This advice has been developed to help WasteAid partners and other communities deal with waste in a way that is safe and helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. ...
WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

How to compost food waste at home

Separate your wet waste today Help stop the spread of coronavirus   Download and print (pdf)    Help reduce the amount of waste you need to have collected by making compost at home. Waste from plants and animals can be used to make compost. Composting is a...
WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

How to make soap using waste oil

Soap kills coronavirus How to make soap using waste oil   Download and print (pdf)   You will need: 1 litre of oil used for frying 1 litre of water (rainwater works best) 160g of 90% caustic soda (buy at a pharmacy) 20-40ml of essential oil (optional) Gloves...
WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

How to make hand sanitiser

To kill coronavirus it is best to wash your hands with soap. If you do not have soap use hand sanitiser.   How to make hand sanitiser   Download and print (pdf)   You will need:   210ml 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or 190-proof grain...

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