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.

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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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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