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COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets

COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets

How can we safely manage the increase of waste produced in response to COVID-19?   The United Nations Environment Programme COVID-19 Waste Management Factsheets provide guidance on how to mitigate the adverse impacts of the pandemic on the global environment.In...

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WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid has partnered with a Malawi-based organisation, International Conservation and Clean-up Management, to undertake a feasibility study on community waste management. ICCM's Cat Oliver explains the urgent need for better waste management at a national...

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Ceris Turner-Bailes appointed as new WasteAid Chief Executive

Ceris Turner-Bailes appointed as new WasteAid Chief Executive

WasteAid, the charity that shares waste management and recycling skills around the world, has appointed Ceris Turner-Bailes to be its new Chief Executive. Joining with immediate effect, Ceris will be leading WasteAid to expand its international reach and impact....

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Virtual Safari: Why Kwa Muhia?

Virtual Safari: Why Kwa Muhia?

Waste in Kwa Muhia Testimonial: Duncan Oloo, Kwa Muhia Environmental Group"We had no waste collection service until WasteAid helped us develop a community approach to managing our rubbish sustainably by setting up a waste recycling centre within the village. The Kwa...

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EARTH DAY: WasteAid launches Virtual Safari

EARTH DAY: WasteAid launches Virtual Safari

WasteAid has created a Virtual Safari into the Kenyan wilderness, an immersive experience with science, culture, art, cookery and lots of wildlife to help lift spirits, and to raise money for waste collectors in low-income countries.   Virtual safari around lake...

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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!

With the spread of coronavirus, waste collection and street cleansing crews cannot stay home to stay safe. They are keeping waste collection services going, and helping limit the spread of disease in their communities, towns and cities. If the last few weeks have...

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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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