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.

Please explore our projects and photo galleries. To download the WasteAid 2016/17 Impact Report (pdf) click here.

WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid and ICCM tackling waste in Malawi

WasteAid has partnered with a Malawi-based organisation, International Conservation and Clean-up Management, to undertake a feasibility study on community waste management. ICCM's Cat Oliver explains the urgent need for better waste management at a national...

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WasteAid Appeal: Waste Collectors Rock!

WasteAid Appeal: Waste Collectors Rock!

With the spread of coronavirus, waste collection and street cleansing crews cannot stay home to stay safe. They are keeping waste collection services going, and helping limit the spread of disease in their communities, towns and cities. If the last few weeks have...

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Red bins, blue bins, green bins? What’s KMEG up to now?

Red bins, blue bins, green bins? What’s KMEG up to now?

WasteAid's team in Kenya have been busy developing waste services in Kwa Muhia, thanks to UK Aid funding. Jill Matthews has sent this update... In Kwa-Muhia many residents rent a room in a plot. Until now those renting rooms have put their household waste into sacks...

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It’s all go down in Douala!

It’s all go down in Douala!

Mike Webster has sent this update from WasteAid's UK Aid Match programme in Cameroon.   I’ve just returned from out kick off visit to our partners in Douala and I’m pleased to say Pierre and the team are moving ahead rapidly. We have helped Pierre to set up Young...

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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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WasteAid waste management toolkit launched in Spanish

WasteAid waste management toolkit launched in Spanish

We are delighted to announce that the award-winning WasteAid toolkit for community waste management, Making Waste Work, is now available in Spanish: Residuos Útiles: Una caja de herramientas. The WasteAid toolkit is a free online guide to setting up simple waste...

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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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Help protect the fragile wildlife of the Cameroon estuary

Help protect the fragile wildlife of the Cameroon estuary

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...

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The Gambia: Plastics recycling training update

The Gambia: Plastics recycling training update

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...

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