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...

Happy Christmas Jumper Swap

WasteAid Festive Fundraiser Last year we sat up and took notice of the Christmas jumper craze. Are you buying a new one this year? What are you planning to do with your old Christmas jumper? Consumer campaign, Love Your Clothes, found that over 10 million people in...

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...

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...

Meet WasteAid UK at RWM, courtesy of UKTI

WasteAid UK, the charity that is tackling the global waste crisis, will be exhibiting at RWM thanks to support from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 13-15 September, RWM in partnership with CIWM attracts 13,000 visitors and is...

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...

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