In our first year, WasteAid UK has:
Worked with partners in
community recycling facilities
Positively impacted the lives of
Help us do more.
Waste management is vital for health, environment and economy, yet half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed. WasteAid UK is a waste management charity working to make an impact on the global waste emergency by:
- Partnering with local organisations to improve the health, environment and livelihoods of people without waste services.
- Building the skills of local people to deliver practical solutions to the waste management crisis in their own communities.
- Raising awareness of the benefits of proper waste management and campaigning for greater change.
It’s easy to take waste services for granted, but more than 2 billion people don’t have their waste collected, leading to global problems like the spread of disease and climate change.
Basic waste management is hugely cost-effective. For every £1 spent on improving waste management in lower-income countries, up to £10 of savings are made through health protection, flood prevention and job creation.
Supporting WasteAid UK is a powerful way to help protect people and planet. Your support can make the world of difference, because #WasteMatters.
Want to Do Something?
You can help tackle the global waste crisis and have fun with friends on the epic Walk for Waste 2017.
Why is waste management important?
This is the land the Ebola crisis emerged from in December 2013, and killed at least 11,310 people. Three years on and there is still nowhere in this city to treat human waste (not one waste water treatment facility in a city of 1.4Million people). There is no controlled waste disposal site.
This is how diseases spread, and turn into global epidemics. We need to prioritise waste management NOW, before it’s too late.
We train people to manage waste safely and become self-employed recycling entrepreneurs. Find out how our work is helping deliver the Global Goals.
*NEW* Your recycling can help raise money to tackle the global waste crisis! We have partnered up with Terracycle to turn recyclable rubbish into funds for WasteAid UK. Join the programme and put your waste to good.