WasteAid shares simple waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries.
Our projects help reduce the negative impacts of waste, create jobs, improve health and protect the local and global environment.
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WasteAid's pilot project proves that everyone can help stop plastic pollution. Turning plastic waste into durable products is what WasteAid's plastics recycling specialist Pierre Kamsouloum does best. In a coastal village in the Gambia, Pierre and the WasteAid team...read more
Pierre Kamsouloum: WasteAid's inspirational plastics recycling trainer Pierre teaches people in the poorest parts of the world to stop ocean plastic pollution, by turning plastic waste into useful products. Our aid match appeal is to develop a training centre near the...read more
Roadsides and riverbeds full of plastic Plastic pollution and poverty Children growing up in areas without waste management suffer from respiratory illnesses, diarrhoea, and increased incidences of water-borne and mosquito-borne...read more
Widening the Net: keep our rivers and seas plastic free Our UK Aid Match appeal is raising money to keep our rivers and seas plastic-free. We want to save the precious marine wildlife of the Cameroon estuary from plastic pollution. Our aim is to train hundreds of...read more
WasteAid is training a team in the coastal village of Gunjur, the Gambia, to capture and recycle ocean-bound plastics. This is a two-year project funded by UK Aid, under the Small Charities Challenge Fund. It is a pilot project to demonstrate the viability of this...read more
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...read more
Victoria Manning of Vitaka Consulting Ltd joined the WasteAid team in Gunjur, the Gambia, for our first plastics recycling training session. Read about Vic's experience in a place with no waste management.As a chartered town planner with a specialism in waste, I am...read more
Your stories of waste around the world are powerful. Let's join together to influence decision-makers and help sort the waste crisis for future generations. To harness people power, we have decided to launch the Eyewitness campaign. The aim is to gather case...read more
The British government has awarded WasteAid funding from UK Aid to deliver a second project as part of the Small Charities Challenge Fund. Working with local partners, WasteAid will set up a waste and recycling centre that will create green jobs and contribute towards...read more
It’s always the poorest who live in the dirtiest places and suffer ill health as a result. Why? Because they can’t afford private waste collections and the government tends to ignore them. That’s why the Pakistan Mission Society, supported by Tearfund, has...read more
WasteAid has received grant funding from UK Aid to run a two-year plastics recycling programme in the Gambia. The project will capture plastic waste from the coastal town of Gunjur and turn it into useful products to stop it reaching the ocean.Local...read more
This research paper was published in Waste Management 80 (2018) 112-118. Download the full pdf. Recycling waste plastics in developing countries: Use of low-density polyethylene water sachets to form plastic bonded sand blocks Alexander Kumi-Larbi Jnr (a),...read more
WasteAid has produced a free, online toolkit for communities around the world to learn how to manage their waste and make new products.read more
WasteAid ran a six-day workshop in partnership with the Arkleton Trust on community waste management with 40 participants from The Gambia and 30 more from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon and India.read more
Part of the poorest country in the world, only 15% of waste is collected in Hargeisa, leaving a city full of illegal dumpsites, burning waste and poor public health.read more
We worked with the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese in far northern Ghana, to clean up communities, making them healthier places to live and grow up in, and also create jobs and income.read more
WasteAid worked with local environmental champions KMEG to see how we could help them develop local waste livelihoods and recycle more of their waste.read more
WasteAid undertook The Gambia’s first ever waste analysis and used our findings to develop a centre for training people to develop recycling businesses.read more
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