WasteAid in Somaliland

WasteAid UK will be working with the Danish Refugee Council in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland. Since a civil-war in the early 1990s Somaliland has been largely peaceful but its status as unrecognized by the international community...

3 fun ways to support WasteAid

WasteAid supporters are organising fundraising events through the year – why not join in or plan your own? The Walk for Waste, which was great fun last year and well-attended, will this year see climbers take on Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England. The guided...

Fundraising for the WasteAid Conference in the Gambia

WasteAid UK’s conference in The Gambia, in partnership and with funding from the Arkleton Trust, will take place in April 2017. Attracting community waste management practitioners from across sub-Saharan Africa, the event will for the first time bring together...

What to do when recycling doesn’t work for you

This blog post was written for WasteAid by Heather Troutman in Accra, Ghana Cities everywhere are beginning to have a hard time justifying recycling in purely economic terms. Providing the infrastructure and logistics to collect multiple streams, or the workforce or...

DIY Energy from Waste – WasteAid in the media

WasteAid UK was featured in Waste Management World, the magazine of the International Solid Waste Association. DIY Energy from Waste, by Zoë Lenkiewicz WasteAid UK When outgoing ISWA President David Newman was at the United Nations Environment Assembly meeting in...

Dumps and dreams – an update from Northern Ghana

We’ve been working with the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese in far northern Ghana, to assess the local solid waste situation and see how we can work with some of the poorest in the region to not only clean up their communities, making them healthier places to...

Progress from our partners in Senegal

The women of Deline’s Gift are turning waste into income! In rural Senegal cooking is done over open fires using wood or charcoal from wood. This wood comes from cutting trees, a practice that depletes forests. In Casamance where we work, this practice is...

Helping community waste management happen in Kenya

At less than a degree south of the equator, with 12 hours of sunshine and a daily temperature in the mid 20s, Lake Naivasha sounds like paradise. And this is what European settlers thought in the early part of the 20th Century, many settling as farmers around the edge...

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