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...

WasteAid selected as partner for Turner exhibition

Artist Matt Phillips is pairing up with WasteAid UK for an art exhibition themed around environment, recycling and materials. The exhibition begins on April 24th at Turner House, the Soho headquarters of Turner channels including CNN and Cartoon Network, and a share...

Walk for Waste 2017 – Scafell Pike, 15th July

SAVE THE DATE: The Walk for Waste 2017 will take place on Saturday 15 July. Sponsored walkers get to experience the breathtaking views of the Lake District and enjoy sunset at the summit. WasteAid UK’s popular fundraiser, the Walk for Waste is back – this time with a...

“The US elections don’t scare me. THIS DOES.”

By Brian E.C. McCarthy The scariest thing about the US election is that people still believe the biggest propaganda campaign of all time, that the president of the USA is some all powerful demigod who will save or destroy the world. The media attention given to this...

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...

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...

Inclusive recycling – what is and why does it matter?

It has been estimated that around 15-20 million people are involved in informal recycling. A staggering number, but, first things first, what does this mean? It means that tens of millions of people are involved in collecting, separating, aggregating and reprocessing...

Solving the plastic bag problem, one bag at a time

Plastic film and bags make up around 60% of all plastic waste in The Gambia. Even drinking water is sold in LDPE bags, which end up littering the streets and waterways. “The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and...

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