Projects

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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Exploring circularity in Guwahati, India

Exploring circularity in Guwahati, India

Dinesh Bandela, WasteAid's new project manager for the Circular Economy Network in Guwahati, India, shares his early thoughts on resource recovery and circularity in the city.In my debut blog I wanted to give you my first impressions of the progress towards a key...

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How informal is the informal waste sector in Ho Chi Minh city?

How informal is the informal waste sector in Ho Chi Minh city?

WasteAid's Circular Economy Network is beginning to take shape. Here, we hear from Tram Nguyen, our Project Manager in Ho Chi Minh City, on the challenges faced by the informal waste sector.Grassroots problems can only be solved through a deep insight of the issues....

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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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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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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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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 our 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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