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Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, South Africa

Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, South Africa

Following the winners in Guwahati and Ho Chi Minh City being announced this week, the final round of the Zero Waste Cities Challenge in Johannesburg, South Africa, took place today. The finals round of the Challenge saw five finalists pitch their innovative circular...

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Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, India

Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, India

Following the winners in Ho Chi Minh City being announced yesterday, the final round of the Zero Waste Cities Challenge in Guwahati, India, took place today. The finalists have been through an eight-week business mentoring programme to become pitch ready. The...

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Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, Vietnam

Winners announced in Zero Waste Cities Challenge, Vietnam

Today, five circular economy entrepreneurs and innovators entered the final round of the Zero Waste Cities Challenge in Vietnam. Tasked with proposing a new idea to help Ho Chi Minh City become more resourceful and sustainable, the participants have been through an...

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Women tackling The Gambia’s waste problem

Women tackling The Gambia’s waste problem

The Gambia’s famous food markets attract tourists and local residents alike. From the sprawling Bakau fish market to the fruit and vegetable stalls at Abuko, the markets dotted around the Greater Banjul Area are an essential part of life in the capital region. The...

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Finalists announced for the Zero Waste Cities Challenge

Finalists announced for the Zero Waste Cities Challenge

WasteAid's Circular Economy Network has announced the finalists of its Zero Waste Cities Challenge, an innovation competition for green entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, Ho Chi Minh City and Guwahati. The competition was launched to find grassroots solutions to resource...

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Recycling food waste for climate resilience in The Gambia

Recycling food waste for climate resilience in The Gambia

WasteAid’s climate resilience initiative in The Gambia launched at Abuko market in Banjul in July. The team, which includes WasteAid, Kanifing Municipal Council, Women’s Initiative the Gambia and funder EU GCCA+ was welcomed by Abuko’s alkalo and the Imam, as well as...

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Livelihoods in plastic recycling: Cameroon

Livelihoods in plastic recycling: Cameroon

We’re now halfway through implementing the plastic recycling programme in Douala, Cameroon, funded by our incredible network of supporters and match funded by the UK Government. We wanted to take this time to update you with the progress of the project and the impact...

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A Year in Review: The WasteAid Circular Economy Network

A Year in Review: The WasteAid Circular Economy Network

The first 12 months of WasteAid's Circular Economy Network in India, South Africa and Vietnam has revealed a genuine appetite for companies and individuals across these countries to join together, to learn about the circular economy and how it can help solve...

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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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