WasteAid UK provides waste management skills in developing countries to improve livelihoods
Almost half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed, leading to disease, pollution and climate change
Proper waste management is a vital health service, and an engine for sustainable development
Support WasteAid UK to help communities turn waste into wealth
We partner with local organisations to share skills and make lasting change
We campaign to draw attention to the global waste emergency and promote the importance of good waste management
Together with our local partners, we are working towards a more equal, healthy and prosperous world

Community waste management and sustainable development

In our first year, WasteAid UK has:

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Why WasteAid?

Waste management is vital for public health, safe environments and strong economies, yet half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed. WasteAid UK is working to make an impact on the global waste emergency by:

  • Partnering with grassroots organisations to help develop cost-effective waste management services.
  • Building skills so that people can become successful recycling entrepreneurs.
  • Raising awareness of the importance of waste management and campaigning for greater change.
WasteAid & Arkleton Trust with Community Leaders from The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, India, Portugal and UK, April 2017

Community Waste Management Seminar: WasteAid & Arkleton Trust with Community Leaders from The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Cameroon, India, Portugal and UK, April 2017

The problem: Uncollected waste blocks drains and watercourses, causing infectious diseases. Burning waste leads to air pollution. Where waste is not collected children suffer the most, with six times the level of respiratory illness, doubled levels of diarrhoea, stunting (children are 4.5cm shorter by the age of 8 years old), nutritional malabsorption and educational underachievement.

The opportunity: Properly managed waste is full of materials that have value. WasteAid shares recycling know-how so that people can turn these materials into new products to be used in the home – saving money – or sold in the market. Recycling turns waste into an economic opportunity.

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Support community waste management by joining us on the Walk for Waste 2017.


Join us on the Walk for Waste 2017


Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

We train people to manage waste safely and become self-employed recycling entrepreneurs. Find out how our work is helping deliver the Global Goals.


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