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CEO’s blog – April 2021

CEO’s blog – April 2021

We must embrace 2021, the year of COP26, as an opportunity to highlight the links between poor waste management and climate change. The start of 2021 has been frustrating at times for the WasteAid team, as I am sure it has been for many of our friends, supporters, and...

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Celebrating Global Recycling Day 2021

Celebrating Global Recycling Day 2021

Recycling: an untold story Zoë Lenkiewicz of WasteAid and Ranjit Baxi of Global Recycling Day Celebrating Global Recycling Day 2021 with a live webinar discussing the huge, yet often under-recognised, benefits of recycling: Preventing climate change emissions...

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Partnerships are key: a Q&A with our CEO

Partnerships are key: a Q&A with our CEO

Corin Williams, Editor of MRW, interviewed WasteAid's Chief Executive, Ceris Turner-Bailes. CW: You joined WasteAid just a few weeks into the first lockdown. What challenges did you have to overcome and how did the organisation have to change its operations? CTB: The...

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Growing WaRM for climate resilience in Africa

Growing WaRM for climate resilience in Africa

WasteAid‘s senior technical advisor and head of communications, Zoë Lenkiewicz, says waste and resource management (‘WaRM’) has an important role in building climate resilience in Africa, and with COP26 on the horizon WasteAid is aiming to put it on the agenda.Most...

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Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Following a brief pause in 2020, WasteAid’s work in Douala, Cameroon, is back in full swing. WasteAid's partners in Douala have been recruiting people to join the plastic recycling training programme and contribute towards a cleaner and healthier city.Leaving no-one...

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Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

WasteAid's plastics recycling initiative in The Gambia has received business development support to help build the enterprise and secure long-term sustainability.In 2018 WasteAid was awarded funding via the UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund to develop a plastic...

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Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

WasteAid recently partnered with International Conservation and Clean-up Management (ICCM) to identify ways to improve waste management in Malawi. The study set out to understand what activities are already taking place and to provide recommendations to develop...

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CEO’s blog – December 2020

CEO’s blog – December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, many will be glad to see the back of this year!  It has indeed been tough for WasteAid, our funders, our partners and our beneficiaries and we look forward to 2021 with a renewed optimism. We certainly look forward to a time when our final...

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WasteAid calls on the PM to retain commitment to aid funding

WasteAid calls on the PM to retain commitment to aid funding

WasteAid stands with our colleagues across the international development sector in calling for the Prime Minister not to renege on the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% GNI on aid and development.   To that end, WasteAid's CEO, Ceris Turner-Bailes, signed this letter on...

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CEO’s blog – November 2020

CEO’s blog – November 2020

It’s been just over 6 months that I started in my role as CEO of WasteAid, and therefore high time that I shared updates and thoughts with WasteAid’s friends, donors, partners and supporters around the globe. Without your support, good will and donations we would not...

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