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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 safety guidance: COVID-19

WasteAid safety guidance: COVID-19

SPECIAL RESOURCES WasteAid safety guidance for waste collectors and communities in low-income countries This advice has been developed to help WasteAid partners and other communities deal with waste in a way that is safe and helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. ...

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How to compost food waste at home

How to compost food waste at home

Separate your wet waste today Help stop the spread of coronavirus   Download and print (pdf)    Help reduce the amount of waste you need to have collected by making compost at home. Waste from plants and animals can be used to make compost. Composting is a...

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How to make soap using waste oil

How to make soap using waste oil

Soap kills coronavirus How to make soap using waste oil   Download and print (pdf)   You will need: 1 litre of oil used for frying 1 litre of water (rainwater works best) 160g of 90% caustic soda (buy at a pharmacy) 20-40ml of essential oil (optional) Gloves...

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How to make hand sanitiser

How to make hand sanitiser

To kill coronavirus it is best to wash your hands with soap. If you do not have soap use hand sanitiser.   How to make hand sanitiser   Download and print (pdf)  You will need:   210ml 99% rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or 190-proof grain...

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Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

Now is the time to recognise waste management is vital for global sustainable development There are more than 7 billion of us, and we’re producing waste every day. A staggering half of that waste isn’t collected, treated or safely disposed of, and it’s causing a...

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