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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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WasteAid waste management toolkit launched in Spanish

WasteAid waste management toolkit launched in Spanish

We are delighted to announce that the award-winning WasteAid toolkit for community waste management, Making Waste Work, is now available in Spanish: Residuos Útiles: Una caja de herramientas. The WasteAid toolkit is a free online guide to setting up simple waste...

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Creative upcycling in Kenya

Creative upcycling in Kenya

Moses Noah is the WasteAid project officer in Kenya, helping deliver sustainable waste management solutions in his community of Kwa Muhia. The project is funded by UK Aid for two years under the Small Charities Challenge Fund. Read more about the context and goals of...

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WasteAid Volunteers

WasteAid Volunteers

We want to thank our inspiring volunteers fighting poverty, pollution and climate change at events, in schools and in your communities.  You are the beating heart of the organisation and we would like to thank you for your support, now and in the future. There are...

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Meet WasteAid in Birmingham, UK

Meet WasteAid in Birmingham, UK

We are only 6 weeks away from the UK’s largest Recycling and Waste Management show, RWM Exhibition. And WasteAid are thrilled to announce we will be speaking at the event! Mike Webster, our CEO, will hold a seminar focused on: Turtles vs child health – why does...

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WasteAiders are amazing!

WasteAiders are amazing!

WasteAiders are doing incredible things! You have found so many ways to make a positive impact on global plastic pollution. The 2019 UK Aid Match appeal brought out fundraising heroes galore... Although the campaign ended on 31 July, all donations to WasteAid will...

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WasteAid photography exhibition at RWM

WasteAid photography exhibition at RWM

The WasteAid photography exhibition will be on display at RWM, in partnership with CIWM. Images on display will include entries to the 2019 Photography Competition "The Wonders of Waste", plus some of the striking photos taken for the current UK Aid Match campaign in...

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WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

At the end of April, Biffa’s Dean Willet and WasteAid’s Mike Webster headed out to Kwa Muhia on the shores of Lake Naivasha to see how WasteAid’s UKAid funded project with the Kwa Muhia Environmental Group (KMEG) was progressing. Kicking off at the beginning of 2019,...

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Innovation in plastic recycling

Innovation in plastic recycling

WasteAid's pilot project proves that everyone can help stop plastic pollution.Turning plastic waste into durable products is what WasteAid's plastics recycling specialist Pierre Kamsouloum does best. In a coastal village in the Gambia, Pierre and the WasteAid team...

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WasteAid launches UK Aid Match campaign

WasteAid launches UK Aid Match campaign

Help more people benefit from green recycling jobs in some of the world’s poorest places. Empower them to keep plastic out of the ocean and create a healthier future for everyone. On 1 May we launched our UK Aid Match appeal, Widening the Net. We also celebrated the...

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