Proper waste management is a vital health service, and an engine for sustainable development
WasteAid – community waste management and recycling
WasteAid turns the problem of waste into an economic opportunity. We share skills so that people can transform waste into useful stuff, creating healthier communities, cleaner oceans, and a better world for everyone.
- We train people in low- and middle-income countries to manage waste in a safe and affordable way.
- Our partners benefit from local waste management jobs, useful products, a cleaner environment and better public health.
- We campaign for urgent action to tackle the waste crisis and promote recycling as a tool for global sustainable development.
Walk for WasteAid – Bridging the Global Recycling Gap – 23 June London
2 billion people in the world don’t have their rubbish collected, and you can do something to help. Join our sponsored walk to help WasteAid train more communities in simple recycling techniques, creating jobs and keeping plastic out of the oceans.
Join the Walk for WasteAid, a 25km trek through the city of London, zigzagging across 16 historic bridges and ending south of the majestic Tower Bridge. Check out the details and sign up today! There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities too, so please join us and show your support in tackling climate change and marine plastic pollution.
WasteAid toolkit for community waste management
In October 2017 we launched the WasteAid toolkit to help people everywhere set up community waste management and recycling businesses, helping keep neighbourhoods clean and even generating a small income. Watch the How To videos and visit the toolkit for technical and safety tips and more ideas for turning waste into useful products.
WasteAid stops plastic waste reaching the oceans
Up to 70% of plastics in the ocean comes from normal household waste in low-income countries. Find out how WasteAid works with upstream communities to prevent marine plastic pollution.
Waste and Sustainable Development
It’s time to make waste management a global priority. Explore how recycling can help deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Your support really counts!
Help WasteAid protect the environment from waste pollution.