WasteAid supporters have raised thousands to help tackle the global waste crisis, by scaling England’s highest peak on the Walk for Waste 2017.

A team of twenty seven WasteAid enthusiasts set off from the base of Scafell Pike in the Lake District at 5.30pm to reach the summit for sunset. From the halfway point they were in thick fog, and on reaching the peak found themselves in 50mph winds and hail – in the middle of July!

The WasteAid team reaches the summit of Scafell Pike on the Walk for Waste 2017

In total the WasteAid team has raised an incredible £5,000, and donations are still rolling in. The funds will support WasteAid’s work in advocating the community waste management approach and encouraging small recycling enterprises in low- and middle-income countries.

People travelled from all over the country to take part in the Walk for Waste 2017, which was organised brilliantly by volunteer Sally Talbot. The team included supporters from local authorities, waste management companies, consultancies, friends and family. One thing everyone was absolutely united on was the importance of sorting out the global waste crisis without delay.

We have recruited some new WasteAid Champions from the group – please get in touch if you’re interested in playing your part.

Finally, we’d like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who participated, who helped promote the event, sponsored the team, and encouraged us as we took on this challenge. WasteAid only exists because of the support from people like YOU. Thank you!

WasteAid – bridging the gap with community waste management

 

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