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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...

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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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Walk for WasteAid 2018 – Bridge facts!

On 23 June 2018, 120 WasteAid supporters will be crossing the 16 historic bridges of London to help WasteAid "bridge the global recycling gap".     Here are some fascinating bridge facts, starting at Putney in the west and ending at Tower Bridge in the east...

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What is life like if you don’t have your waste collected?

At WasteAid we often quote the figure “two billion have no waste collection”. That’s a lot of people and it is easy to forget what this actually means in actual, human, terms. We’re currently out in the city of Jos, Nigeria, working with Tearfund and...

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Spreading the waste-wise message on Instagram

At WasteAid we love talking trash with people across the globe. That's why you'll find us on all your favourite social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube), and coming soon, thanks to Eden Parry... Instagram! Meanwhile, one of our...

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2 week countdown to the Walk for WasteAid 2018

The Walk for WasteAid 2018, organised to raise awareness about the true cause of marine plastics, has been given a boost through corporate sponsorship and a record number of sign-ups with just 2 weeks to go. Walking 25 km over 16 historic bridges in...

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This Is Not A Leaf: The Story Of Plastic Bottle Schools

This inspiring story starts with one elderly woman in rural Guatemala. Too poor to build her home with bricks, she decided to use the plastic waste that was polluting her village. Using a twig, she started to stuff plastic trash into used water bottles....

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Walk for WasteAid – Fundraising Tips and Support

Now you’re signed up for the Walk for WasteAid, the next step is to get fundraising! It’s easy to set up a JustGiving page to collect your sponsorship pledges. JustGiving will invite you to connect your Facebook and share your fundraising mission with your...

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Photo competition 2018

WasteAid Photography Competition “The Wonders of Waste” Do you see beauty in waste? WasteAid is launching its first photography competition, with the theme “The Wonders of Waste”. Waste materials, recycled products, and even recycling processes can be...

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