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DIY Energy from Waste

This article was published in Waste Management World, the publication of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) in September 2016. by Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid and a freelance waste communications consultant When outgoing ISWA... [read more]

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... [read more]

Silver bullets or stepping stones: the future of waste

President Clinton once said “If you want to fight climate change, improve public health, find new sources of wealth for poor people and create new entrepreneurs; the closest thing to a silver bullet in the world in most countries is closing all the landfills in all... [read more]

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... [read more]

Growing a community of resource managers

  Charcoal briquettes are selling like hot cakes. Made from organic waste by the first wave of WasteAid UK graduates, the briquettes are cheaper and cleaner burning than natural charcoal. But the best bit is these small black lumps of carbon tackle a whole load... [read more]