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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]

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]

The other 50%

Waste management is something we tend to take for granted. Yet half of the world’s population lives without waste collection, treatment and safe disposal. With a growing population and an increasingly vulnerable environment, there has never been a better, nor more... [read more]