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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...

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Fundraising at home? We’re in!

Fundraising at home? We’re in!

WasteAiders are amazing! That's nothing new, but right now we are so impressed with the genius fundraising ideas people have come up with for our Spring 2020 appeal. WasteAid Appeal: Waste Collectors Rock! Like many charities, we have postponed our Spring 2020...

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WasteAid Appeal: Waste Collectors Rock!

WasteAid Appeal: Waste Collectors Rock!

Waste collectors help keep our communities clean and healthy, yet their valuable work often goes unrecognised. It's important to us at WasteAid HQ that we keep supporting our waste management teams around the world through Spring 2020. Our fundraising events are...

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WasteAid message: COVID-19

WasteAid message: COVID-19

WasteAid Public Update: Coronavirus   WasteAid takes the safety and wellbeing of our staff, partners and beneficiaries very seriously. While there is a heightened risk to health from coronavirus it is important that we review the situation regularly. We have...

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Red bins, blue bins, green bins? What’s KMEG up to now?

Red bins, blue bins, green bins? What’s KMEG up to now?

WasteAid's team in Kenya have been busy developing waste services in Kwa Muhia, thanks to UK Aid funding. Jill Matthews has sent this update... In Kwa-Muhia many residents rent a room in a plot. Until now those renting rooms have put their household waste into sacks...

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It’s all go down in Douala!

It’s all go down in Douala!

Mike Webster has sent this update from WasteAid's UK Aid Match programme in Cameroon.   I’ve just returned from out kick off visit to our partners in Douala and I’m pleased to say Pierre and the team are moving ahead rapidly. We have helped Pierre to set up Young...

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WasteAid welcomes new team members

WasteAid welcomes new team members

With our growth plans well-underway, we are excited to welcome recent additions to the team.At the end of 2019 Ray Georgeson MBE moved from the WasteAid board into the leadership team as Interim Executive Support, bringing decades of experience to help prepare us for...

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Expansion plans and team development

Expansion plans and team development

WasteAid heralds new decade of action fighting poverty, pollution and climate change with expansion plans and team development.  Following our recent strategic review, confirmed by our Board at a meeting on 15th January 2020, WasteAid, the international waste...

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A letter of gratitude to our Proud Partners Biffa

A letter of gratitude to our Proud Partners Biffa

A letter of gratitude to… our Proud Partners, BiffaDear Biffa colleagues, We are writing to say a big thank you to all of you who have been involved in the Proud Partnership with WasteAid this year. 2019 has been pivotal for WasteAid, and Biffa has played a crucial...

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Kenya upcycling: recovering value from waste

Kenya upcycling: recovering value from waste

The two-year UK Aid-funded WasteAid initiative in Kenya is helping an entire community move towards zero waste. This update has been provided by our project managers, Duncan Oloo and Moses Noah.It’s now close to one year of implementing the zero waste initiative with...

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Two Years of the WasteAid Toolkit

Two Years of the WasteAid Toolkit

This article was written for Circular Online, a daily news and insights resource for sustainability professionals working in resources and waste. Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Programmes and Engagement for WasteAid, looks back at two years since launching the WasteAid...

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