Projects

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.

WasteAid’s UK Aid Match impact in Cameroon

WasteAid’s UK Aid Match impact in Cameroon

Luther Hinga and Zoë Lenkiewicz discuss the impact of WasteAid’s programme in Cameroon and the potential to scale activities through cross-sectoral partnerships.In the coastal city of Douala in Cameroon, WasteAid and partners are beginning to make a lasting impact on...

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Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Plastic champions training begins in Cameroon

Following a brief pause in 2020, WasteAid’s work in Douala, Cameroon, is back in full swing. WasteAid's partners in Douala have been recruiting people to join the plastic recycling training programme and contribute towards a cleaner and healthier city.Leaving no-one...

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Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

Building a plastics recycling enterprise in The Gambia

WasteAid's plastics recycling initiative in The Gambia has received business development support to help build the enterprise and secure long-term sustainability.In 2018 WasteAid was awarded funding via the UK Aid Small Charities Challenge Fund to develop a plastic...

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Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

Community waste management in Malawi: a feasibility study

WasteAid recently partnered with International Conservation and Clean-up Management (ICCM) to identify ways to improve waste management in Malawi. The study set out to understand what activities are already taking place and to provide recommendations to develop...

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WasteAid and Bunzl partner for progress in Indonesia

WasteAid and Bunzl partner for progress in Indonesia

The island of Bali at the eastern fringe of Indonesia has long been considered a “paradise island”, but lately, locals have noticed its natural beauty eroding beneath an endless wave of plastic waste. Findings from The Bali Partnership show that just 48 per cent of...

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WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid and Malawi-based organisation, International Conservation and Clean-up Management, are undertaking a feasibility study on community waste management. ICCM's Cat Oliver explains the urgent need for better waste management at a national level.Low-income...

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Kenya upcycling: recovering value from waste

Kenya upcycling: recovering value from waste

The two-year UK Aid-funded WasteAid initiative in Kenya is helping an entire community move towards zero waste. This update has been provided by our project managers, Duncan Oloo and Moses Noah.It’s now close to one year of implementing the zero waste initiative with...

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Creative upcycling in Kenya

Creative upcycling in Kenya

Moses Noah is the WasteAid project officer in Kenya, helping deliver sustainable waste management solutions in his community of Kwa Muhia. The project is funded by UK Aid for two years under the Small Charities Challenge Fund. Read more about the context and goals of...

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WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

WasteAid and KMEG in Naivasha, Kenya

At the end of April, Biffa’s Dean Willet and WasteAid’s Mike Webster headed out to Kwa Muhia on the shores of Lake Naivasha to see how WasteAid’s UKAid funded project with the Kwa Muhia Environmental Group (KMEG) was progressing. Kicking off at the beginning of 2019,...

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Innovation in plastic recycling

Innovation in plastic recycling

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...

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