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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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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