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Growing WaRM for climate resilience in Africa

Growing WaRM for climate resilience in Africa

WasteAid‘s senior technical advisor and head of communications, Zoë Lenkiewicz, says waste and resource management (‘WaRM’) has an important role in building climate resilience in Africa, and with COP26 on the horizon WasteAid is aiming to put it on the agenda.Most...

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Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

In 2018 WasteAid was awarded funding via the UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund to develop a plastic waste recycling programme to benefit marginalised communities on the Gambian coast. Working in partnership with Women’s Initiative the Gambia and the Trust Agency...

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Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Following a brief pause in 2020, WasteAid’s work in Douala, Cameroon, is back in full swing. WasteAid's partners in Douala have been recruiting people to join the plastic recycling training programme and contribute towards a cleaner and healthier city.Leaving no-one...

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Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

WasteAid's plastics recycling initiative in The Gambia has received business development support to help build the enterprise and secure long-term sustainability.In 2018 WasteAid was awarded funding via the UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund to develop a plastic...

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Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

WasteAid recently partnered with International Conservation and Clean-up Management (ICCM) to identify ways to improve waste management in Malawi. The study set out to understand what activities are already taking place and to provide recommendations to develop...

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CEO’s blog – December 2020

CEO’s blog – December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, many will be glad to see the back of this year!  It has indeed been tough for WasteAid, our funders, our partners and our beneficiaries and we look forward to 2021 with a renewed optimism. We certainly look forward to a time when our final...

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WasteAid calls on the PM to retain commitment to aid funding

WasteAid calls on the PM to retain commitment to aid funding

WasteAid stands with our colleagues across the international development sector in calling for the Prime Minister not to renege on the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% GNI on aid and development.   To that end, WasteAid's CEO, Ceris Turner-Bailes, signed this letter on...

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CEO’s blog – November 2020

CEO’s blog – November 2020

It’s been just over 6 months that I started in my role as CEO of WasteAid, and therefore high time that I shared updates and thoughts with WasteAid’s friends, donors, partners and supporters around the globe. Without your support, good will and donations we would not...

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WasteAid and Bunzl partner for progress in Indonesia

WasteAid and Bunzl partner for progress in Indonesia

The island of Bali at the eastern fringe of Indonesia has long been considered a “paradise island”, but lately, locals have noticed its natural beauty eroding beneath an endless wave of plastic waste. Findings from The Bali Partnership show that just 48 per cent of...

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Introducing the WasteAid Circular Economy Network

Introducing the WasteAid Circular Economy Network

The circular economy is the most sustainable post-production business model. The Circular Economy; A User Guide, Walter R Stahel, 2019  WasteAid's new Network Director for the Circular Economy Network Project, Michelle Wilson, considers the potential of the circular...

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How to get plastic recycling to real scale

How to get plastic recycling to real scale

by Tom Idle, Innovation Forum   Waste recycling rates are improving overall, but what are the measures that can really drive plastic recycling forwards?   Legislation designed to promote waste recycling appears to be working.   In Europe, the latest...

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