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Cleaning the poorest communities in Islamabad

It’s always the poorest who live in the dirtiest places and suffer ill health as a result. Why? Because they can’t afford private waste collections and the government tends to ignore them. That’s why the Pakistan Mission Society, supported by Tearfund, has...

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Mapping the future of waste management in Uganda

How do you go about mapping the waste of an entire country, where formal waste management only exists on a small scale? WasteAid spoke with Taremwa Sam, who is leading the programme to map Uganda’s waste management service delivery. After...

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BBC: Drowning in plastic

BBC One has broadcast its feature-length documentary Drowning in Plastic. Liz Bonnin reveals the full scale of the world’s plastic problem and its impact on wildlife, exploring ways in which science can offer a solution. Our blue planet is facing one its...

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WasteAid 2019 Calendars – on sale now!

Limited Edition Order your 2019 WasteAid calendar today   Perfect for home or the workplace, our A3 WasteAid wall calendars are printed in full colour on high quality 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Each calendar is wire bound at the head and includes...

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WasteAid’s programme for RWM

RWM, the UK's largest recycling and waste management event takes place at Birmingham’s NEC, 12-13 September.   Waste Matters Theatre Alongside our generous sponsors Dsposal, WasteAid will be co-hosting the Waste Matters Theatre and digging deep into where...

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Marine Plastic Pollution: From the Land to the Sea

The amount of waste we produce is expected to DOUBLE in the next 15-20 years. Where is it going to go?A growing population, increasing urbanisation, and a shift to a consumer lifestyle are leading to the generation of ever great volumes of solid waste...

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WasteAid toolkit wins international award

Making Waste Work, WasteAid and CIWM's free online toolkit for community-led waste management, has been recognised by the International Solid Waste Association as one of the year's top three publications. ‘Making Waste Work: A Toolkit Community Waste...

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Single-use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability

To ban or not to ban? That is the question! The United Nations Environment Programme has released a detailed report on tackling the challenge of single-use plastics around the world. Victoria Manning, Director at Vitaka Consulting, has kindly summarised...

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Knowledge sharing with the Green Reach Trust

When WasteAid was in its earliest days, Mr K Kaliraj of the Green Reach Trust contacted us from Tamil Nadu, India. A local volunteer-run NGO, the Green Reach Trust (GRT) is doing wonderful work transforming agricultural waste into useful products. We stayed in touch...

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Meet WasteAid at RWM, 12-13 September 2018

As an official partner of RWM, WasteAid is pleased to share information about the exhibition. We hope to meet you there, where we will have a dedicated stand and seminar theatre, in partnership with our sponsors Dsposal. The UK’s largest recycling and...

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Second WasteAid webinar LIVE on 11 July

Zoë Lenkiewicz and Mike Webster of WasteAid are to be hosting the second in their series of webinars in partnership with be Waste Wise. Sign up for free to participate and have the opportunity to put your questions to the WasteAid team. Can't make it? No problem - all...

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ComFert: a community waste management start-up in Malawi

After reading the WasteAid Toolkit, Chiku Chikoti from Blantyre in Malawi offered to share his experience of building a successful waste management start-up enterprise.  Established waste management industries employ thousands of people and provide many...

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Walk for WasteAid 2018 raises over £10k

The Walk for WasteAid 2018 has raised over £10,000 to support better waste management around the world. More than 100 supporters turned out for the 25km walk across the city of London on Saturday 23 June, zigzagging across the River Thames from Putney to...

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