What to do when recycling doesn’t work for you

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...
Closing the World’s Dumpsites

Closing the World’s Dumpsites

Dumpsites are a global health and environmental emergency. More than 750 people have died because of poor waste management at dumpsites in the first half of 2016 alone. Dumpsites receive roughly 40% of the world’s waste and serve 3-4 billion people. As urbanisation...
Dumps and dreams – an update from Northern Ghana

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...
Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

Now is the time to recognise waste management is vital for global sustainable development There are more than 7 billion of us, and we’re producing waste every day. A staggering half of that waste isn’t collected, treated or safely disposed of, and it’s causing a...
Responding to the Global Waste Management Crisis

Responding to the Global Waste Management Crisis

by WasteAid UK’s Patron, Professor David C Wilson Solid waste management is a key utility service and a critical element of the infrastructure that underpins society. Despite being rated in the top three priorities faced by many cities in developing countries,...

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