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What is life like if you don’t have your waste collected?

At WasteAid we often quote the figure “two billion have no waste collection”. That’s a lot of people and it is easy to forget what this actually means in actual, human, terms. We’re currently out in the city of Jos, Nigeria, working with Tearfund and...

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Spreading the waste-wise message on Instagram

At WasteAid we love talking trash with people across the globe. That's why you'll find us on all your favourite social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube), and coming soon, thanks to Eden Parry... Instagram! Meanwhile, one of our...

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2 week countdown to the Walk for WasteAid 2018

The Walk for WasteAid 2018, organised to raise awareness about the true cause of marine plastics, has been given a boost through corporate sponsorship and a record number of sign-ups with just 2 weeks to go. Walking 25 km over 16 historic bridges in...

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Walk for WasteAid – Fundraising Tips and Support

Now you’re signed up for the Walk for WasteAid, the next step is to get fundraising! It’s easy to set up a JustGiving page to collect your sponsorship pledges. JustGiving will invite you to connect your Facebook and share your fundraising mission with your...

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Photo competition 2018

WasteAid Photography Competition “The Wonders of Waste” Do you see beauty in waste? WasteAid is launching its first photography competition, with the theme “The Wonders of Waste”. Waste materials, recycled products, and even recycling processes can be...

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WasteAid celebrates Earth Day

WasteAid is celebrating Earth Day (April 22nd) at the Zero Waste Colchester Recycling Expo 2018. Organised by Christopher Blomeley, Wivenhoe Repair Reuse Recycle CIC Coordinator, the exciting Earth Day Expo is the first public event of its kind to inspire and promote...

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WasteAid to be official charity partner at Deer Shed Festival

The Deer Shed Festival has announced that WasteAid will be its official charity partner. Taking place at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire on 20-22 July 2018, the family festival will this year be more sustainable than ever. As part of its evolving programme,...

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WasteAid webinar series to launch on 11 April

Zoë Lenkiewicz and Mike Webster of WasteAid are to be hosting a series of webinars in partnership with be Waste Wise. Sign up for free to participate and have the opportunity to put your questions to the WasteAid team. Can't make it? No problem - all the webinars will...

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Meet WasteAid at RWM 2018

WasteAid is pleased to announce its return to RWM, the recycling and waste management exhibition taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 12-13 September. In partnership with start-up Dsposal, WasteAid will be coordinating a seminar programme around enabling waste...

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Kin-la-Belle or Kin-la-poubelle? Open Waste Dumping in DRC

Once affectionately known as Kin la Belle (Kin the beautiful), many now say that a more apt moniker for Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is Kin la Poubelle (Kin the rubbish bin). Having just spent several weeks there developing a...

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – the mission to Clean Up India

This is the second of two blog posts on waste management in India, kindly provided by Cath Wilson, WasteAid Associate. I recently wrote a blog for WasteAid UK documenting my trip in January to southern India and, in particular, the experiences I had there with regard...

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WasteAid: Keeping plastics out of the ocean

WasteAid Associate Victoria Hutchin describes how WasteAid’s work actively prevents plastic reaching the oceans. In the wake of the BBC wildlife documentary series Blue Planet II, the global impact of plastic waste on our oceans has been brought sharply into focus in...

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Litter and waste – my India experience

Cath Wilson, Zero Waste Scotland and WasteAid's newest Associate, shares her thoughts on the waste situation from her recent trip to India. I very recently returned from a long-anticipated adventure in southern India. Having turned 50 on Boxing Day – not the best day...

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Help turn the tide on plastic pollution

Anyone who's been watching Blue Planet 2 will have seen the devastation caused by plastic pollution in the oceans. Evidence suggests that most of the plastic entering the oceans comes from 10 rivers in Africa and Asia, where communities have no option other than to...

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