Poorly Managed Waste is a Climate Issue

1 in 3 people worldwide are forced to dump or burn their waste. This creates significant climate emissions and negative health impacts. Waste management is a cost-effective solution for the planet and people in the #RacetoZero.

Why Waste Can’t be Ignored

Why is waste a critical issue for the climate? Join our upcoming webinars to hear from diverse voices from across the globe.

Why Waste Management is a Climate Issue

Billions of people lack a waste collection service and burn their waste in their backyards or at dumpsites. But what makes this a climate issue? We explore the science with a panel of experts.

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The Link Between Health and Open Burning

Together with country and climate specialists, we explore the direct health impact on residents that arises from the open burning of waste and incomplete waste management systems.

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Open burning of waste contributes up to 10% of global climate emissions.

9 million people die every year from diseases linked to waste and pollution.

How Waste is Prioritised in Climate Commitments

A panel of country climate and environmental experts from India, South Africa and Vietnam reflect how waste is or is not prioritised in their current climate commitments.

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Recycling E-Waste for a Low Carbon Technology Future

WasteAid welcomes Circular Innovation Hub, musicMagpie and global waste trade journalist Adam Minter from Bloomberg to discuss e-waste and climate change.

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WasteAid’s Perspective @ COP26

Introduction: WasteAid & COP26

Waste, Climate & Health

Waste, Climate & Finance

Waste, Climate & Inclusivity

The Waste & Climate Panel

A collection of articles and videos with waste management thought leaders from around the world – including researchers, businesses, municipalities and specialist organisations. More perspectives coming soon.

Why Governments Need to Give More Attention to Waste Management as a Climate Issue

Sandra Mazo-Nix

Sandra Mazo-Nix

UN Climate Change and Clean Air Coalition

Municipal Solid Waste Coordinator

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Waste as a Valuable Secondary Resource Material – the Paradigm Shift

Charles Heaulme Huhtamaki

Charles Héaulmé


Chief Executive

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Technology: How Used Solar Panels are Powering the Developing World

Adam Minter



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Circular Innovation Hub: Improving the Livelihoods of Women Waste Pickers in Ghana

Cordie Aziz

Cordie Aziz

Environment 360

Founder & Director

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Joining the Dots: Addressing the Climate Crisis Means Transformational Change


Kirsteen Harrison

Kirsteen Harrison


Board Advisor

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From Business-as-usual to a Circular Economy: raising ambition for climate action


Johannes Paul

Johannes Paul



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Better waste and resource management can contribute significantly to climate mitigation


David Wilson

David Wilson

Imperial College London

Visiting Professor

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More thought leadership articles

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Waste management = Climate action

Stop Waste, Save Lives

Adopting sustainable and inclusive waste management practices will create healthier and more resilient communities across the world – accelerating the #RaceToZero.

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