One woman’s mission to eliminate plastic while finding value in waste

Amie is one of hundreds of waste collectors who have benefited from WasteAid’s programmes. She tells a familiar story of working hard every day collecting plastic waste from the beach and river in her fishing village, a short drive from Gambia’s capital city, Banjul.

Before becoming part of a WasteAid collective, Amie, who cares for her family of 15 children, struggled to make ends meet. She also worried about the health risks of burning and dumping plastic near the village’s waterways.