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 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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WasteAid launches UK Aid Match campaign

WasteAid launches UK Aid Match campaign

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...

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Volunteer Voices: plastics recycling training in the Gambia

Volunteer Voices: plastics recycling training in the Gambia

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...

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WasteAid Eyewitness Campaign

WasteAid Eyewitness Campaign

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...

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Cleaning the poorest communities in Islamabad

Cleaning the poorest communities in Islamabad

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...

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