We really appreciate all the support we get from our friends and partners.
Zumo‘s purpose is to democratise access to financial services; without prejudice. Zumo is accessible, fair and useful to users across the globe regardless of their individual financial circumstance or geographic location. Zumo will bring the benefits of blockchain to people everywhere by making the interaction between crypto and traditional currency a trusted and integral part of everyday financial life.
Kempii is a UK retail company that provides advice and products to help people reduce their waste, following the principles of REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, ROT. The name comes from Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys Kempii), the rarest species of sea turtle and one of the thousands of ocean species threatened by plastic pollution. Their hope is to inspire people to create a better future for Lepidochelys Kempii and other wildlife, and they donate 10% of profits to WasteAid.
The Haines Collection provides a solution to the environmental challenges facing the interiors industry. It is a pioneering platform for the resale of fabric offcuts and home furnishings, that would otherwise be headed for landfill.
We are enabling interior businesses to make small but positive changes to help reduce the negative impact that they have on the planet.
Vitaka Consulting was founded in 2016 by Victoria Manning to provide waste planning services to public and private sector clients.
Vitaka is a chartered town planning consultancy with a specialism in waste planning, combining experience in planning policy, regeneration and private consultancy.
Victoria sits on the RTPI International Committee, is Secretary of the London Waste Planning Forum, and has provided hands-on support to WasteAid in the Gambia with their plastics recycling training programme.
Meet the Statemint Wallet – the 100% recycled plastic wallet dedicated to stopping plastic pollution and saving our oceans. It’s super slim, lightweight and holds all your daily essentials including up to 12 credit cards. Best of all, each wallet supports WasteAid while preventing 25 lbs. of plastic waste from reaching the oceans and providing recycling education in The Gambia, Africa.
Natural or Nothing is a UK based business focused on finding natural alternatives to plastic. Having started with kitchenware, they are now branching out into other areas of the home to support families wishing to make the change to eco-friendly products. Passionate about the environment, the company wants to make an impact on clearing up the plastic waste already created by donating 10% of their profits to WasteAid – creating a sustainable future for generations ahead.
Paul Sanderson and his team at the Recycling Event kindly made a donation to WasteAid for every ticket sold. The conference was well-attended and WasteAid would like to thank the organisers for providing a free exhibition stand and speaker slot, as well as the donation from the ticket sales.
Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. This means more to us than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste.
It’s about working with people, businesses, organisations and public bodies to care for the environment on our doorstep.
We fight for people’s right to live and work in places they can be proud of and prosper in.
KBT’s Jen Robertson has provided hands-on support to WasteAid in the Gambia with their plastics recycling programme, training local community members in street level surveys for monitoring and evaluation. Read about her experience here.
The Fore is a pioneer, finding and funding exceptional small charities and social enterprises. The Fore brings together forward-thinking funders and businesses to ensure the most effective ideas for improving our society are given the chance to achieve their potential. The Fore opens up access to finance and professional expertise to share skills, increase connections and strengthen society as a whole.
letsrecycle.com is the UK’s leading independent dedicated website for businesses, local authorities and community groups involved in recycling and waste management. As the industry’s top information-provider, our free on-line service delivers news and material prices plus key information for businesses sector ranging from suppliers of plant, equipment, vehicles and services through to job vacancies, careers advice and tenders. letsrecycle.com is editorially independent. Our editorial team has more than two decades of experience in the recycling and waste management arena. letsrecycle.com’s philosophy is to champion waste minimisation, re-use and recycling while recognising the need for a range of sustainable waste management options. letsrecycle.com is the main event partner for the Walk for WasteAid 2018.
Singular MARS is helping to create a better future through engineering, developing bespoke solutions in the manufacturing industry and collaborating with partners to make the world a better place. With a special passion for the Electric Vehicles, Aerospace, Renewables and Recycling Industries, we support environmental initiatives, community projects, exciting startups, interesting people and disruptive ideas that aim to improve our planet with our own, humble profits and crowdfunded donations. Javier Rivera is very supportive of WasteAid and is kindly producing the medals from recycled 3D filament for the Walk for WasteAid.
Dsposal is the first interconnected, collaborative waste management platform for everyone. We’re on a mission to help tackle waste crime, promote waste as a valuable resource and drive the circular economy – because there is no “away”. The Manchester based start-up, founded by Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker, will make it easy for everyone in England to find a licensed waste company and check all the relevant compliance documents. We see lots of overlapping themes in what drives us and the work that WasteAid do so we were really keen to support WasteAid from the start. We are using our launch event on 15 March 2018 to talk about plastic pollution and raise money for WasteAid. And we’re delighted to be sponsoring a seminar hall in partnership with WasteAid at RWM18. We hope this will be just the start and that Dsposal is able to continue to support WasteAid’s amazing work.
RWM is the leading recycling, water and energy waste management event in the UK – showcasing the latest innovations shaping the sustainability sector to the industry’s most influential names and organisations. Each year, more than 11,000 recycling and waste management professionals travel from around the world to collaborate with forward-thinking businesses, public sector bodies, government departments and not-for-profit organisations on building a more resource-efficient future.
Both days are packed with unmissable seminars from resource management thought leaders and figureheads; offering expert advice and invaluable guidance and support. The show will also be home to hundreds of cutting-edge exhibitors, who will display the latest environmentally sound and profitable solutions.
RWM, in partnership with CIWM, is the only UK event that brings together the entire industry.
Studio Bark is a London based pioneering architectural practice that delivers inspiring, yet cost conscious environmental architecture with a hands on approach to research, design and fabrication. Founded by Wilf Meynell in 2014, Studio Bark designs and builds innovative buildings and installations where poetics of space merge with carefully selected material palettes and considered technical details. Our rigorous environmental ethos and ambitious design approach have led to a successful track record in securing planning permission for ambitious designs on challenging urban, suburban and rural sites across the UK.
Resource Futures is an independent environmental consultancy business. Our vision is for a circular economy in which resources are used and re-used efficiently and effectively, minimising the impact of consumption and production on the environment. We focus on high quality collection and expert analysis and interpretation of data to guide our customers in the efficient use of material resources; and on the delivery of innovative behaviour change programmes. We work in partnership with a range of clients from local authorities and government bodies to small businesses and multi-national companies, as well as third sector organisations and community groups. As an employee-owned, non-profit-distributing company with a 25-year heritage of environmental improvement, we are proud of our independence and our client-focused, ethical approach.
Frith Resource Management (FRM) are an independent Waste Management Consultancy firm based in Shropshire. FRM offer a wide range of services including options appraisals, waste strategies and partnership/joint working opportunities with the overall aim of providing clients with sustainable solutions to waste management. FRM work nationally and internationally. The FRM team were inspired during a presentation delivered by WasteAid at the CIWM New Members Networking Event and have supported WasteAid by completing a 22-mile trek.
Dunton Environmental’s aim is to ‘Restore Our Environment and Make the World a Better Place’. Dunton are very pleased to be collaborating with WasteAid on working towards the same goal for a cleaner earth through correctly managing waste. Dunton Environmental are market leaders in the design and implementation of ground and water remediation solutions for land restoration. Our technologies for contaminated soil and water treatment, together with an expert waste management capability see us restoring the environment across the UK and also in China.
iWDMS, opensky’s Integrated Waste Data Management System prevents fraud, monitors progress towards Zero Waste targets and optimises waste resources in real time for Waste Disposal Teams across the globe. The web based platform collates data from all parties along the waste continuum. The system features automated ticket validation, integration to financial systems,
credits and claims, compliance reporting and a new advanced waste analysis module for spotting trends in historic data and predicting capacity requirements.
UK Trade & Investment has awarded WasteAid UK an exhibitor stand at the RWM exhibition 2016. WasteAid is grateful to UKTI for the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of community-scale waste management initiatives in lower-income countries.
sCIWM has funded the WasteAid guide to community waste management, which was published in October 2017. The draft guidance was trialled at the Arkleton Trust seminar in the Gambia in April 2017 and incorporate feedback from participants from across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. CIWM also selected WasteAid as its Charity of the Year for the 2016 Gala Dinner, helping raise awareness and funds to support our ongoing projects, and CIWM Northeast has supported our work in West Africa with donations and support. Thank you CIWM for your continued support!
The Arkleton Trust funded a seminar in April 2017 which brought together community groups from the Gambia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia and India. The event focused on community resilience and waste management. WasteAid UK was invited by the Arkleton Trust to deliver the workshops on community waste management, which provided inspiration and guidance to participants on developing a livelihoods approach to tackling the waste crisis. The Arkleton Trust has also supported WasteAid UK in Kenya, allowing us to support the Kwa Muhia Environmental Group with a community waste management strategy. WasteAid UK is very grateful to the Arkleton Trust for its continued support.
Lush UK has chosen WasteAid UK as a Charity Pot partner. Lush started Charity Pot in October 2007 to raise money for worthy organisations and projects focused on animals, people, and the environment.
Based in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, CDEnviro Ltd. was established within the CDE group of companies in 2008 with the intention of bringing the experience gained in the screening and classification of construction materials and other minerals to the waste water treatment industry in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. Focusing on 4 main sectors, CDEnviro has delivered solutions proven to bring significant efficiencies in Landfill Diversion, Waste Water Recycling, Environmental Remediation and Energy from Waste industries. The CDEnviro team has delivered a variety of fundraising activities in support of WasteAid UK, see our Hall of Fame for more information.
RWM in partnership with CIWM is Europe’s leading event for resource management professionals, a three day event that brings together the entire industry to help influence the way we think about and manage waste. The RWM Ambassadors selected WasteAid UK to receive its first ever grant, in recognition of our positive impact.
The European Union has supported the development and delivery of the Brikama Waste Innovation Centre in The Gambia.
Sally is a chartered waste manager and environmentalist having been in the waste industry since 1998. She started as a graduate and has undertaken a variety of roles ranging from moving great crested newts as part of a landfill project, to managing a £25 million PFI contract. She has a keen interest in waste policy, having sat on the LARAC Exec since 2009. Supporting the work of WasteAid UK is important to Sally, as she believes everyone should have access to basic waste management. A keen fundraiser, Sally is organising the charity’s first Walk for Waste event up Snowdon.
Ann is an environmental science graduate and chartered waste and recycling manager with over 20 years’ experience working in the UK and overseas. Her passion for waste and development was sparked when she spent four years working with a local waste organisation in Bamako, Mali. Ann became a Supporter of WasteAid UK in 2016 and currently works for the London Borough of Camden.