WasteAid launches UK Aid Match campaign


Author: Admin

Published: 1 May 2019

Help more people benefit from green recycling jobs in some of the world’s poorest places.

Empower them to keep plastic out of the ocean and create a healthier future for everyone.

On 1 May we launched our UK Aid Match appeal, Widening the Net.

We also celebrated the official launch of our three year partnership with UK waste management company Biffa, who are providing financial support and professional expertise to help WasteAid grow.


WasteAid and Biffa on Sky News

Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Programmes and Engagement at WasteAid and Mick Davis, Chief Operating Officer at Biffa, interviewed by Sarah-Jane Mee on Sky Sunrise about the launch of our Proud Partnership and WasteAid’s UK Aid Match campaign, Widening the Net.

Download the press release.


WasteAid in the media

The Times (pictured) and the Brighton Argus also covered the launch event, and  Zoë Lenkiewicz and Mick Davis were interviewed by Radio Reverb, helping our campaign achieve national reach.

Give before 31 July, and all public donations to our Widening the Net appeal will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million.



School children from St Andrew’s in Hove joined us on the promenade for some ocean-themed entertainment provided by the Invisible Circus, alongside a beach hut made of ecobricks made by children at St Mary’s Clayton Le Moors school.



WasteAid’s Widening the Net appeal has attracted UK Aid match funding, which means that all public donations received by 31 July will be doubled by UK government.

Help us make an impact by empowering people in poor parts of the world to capture ocean-bound plastic waste and turn it into useful products! Visit the Widening the Net appeal to find out more.